January 23, 2012

DIY Picture Frame & Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Here's a DIY double whammy for ya- make a fabric picture frame and cook dinner at the same time! (except one will take about 5 1/2 hours longer than the other.)

Cute right? And if you make it in the same fabric you made your lamp (here), it will help tie everything in your room together. And your friends will think "oh wow she's crafty!"

So here's what you do..

Pick out an old frame, frame you've had forever, that you got as a gift, one that you never really liked, or whichever one, and lay your fabric over it. Make sure you have enough fabric to cover the top and a little bit of either side.

Remove the glass. Pull the fabric tight, and hot glue it down starting on the outside of the frame. Like this..

Then use an X-acto knife to cut out the middle, remembering to leave enough to tuck under. You'll also need to cut really close into the corners so that the fabric tucks correctly.

Then glue the insides. Keep it taunt.

Waaa laa! Easy! (and cute)

I put mine on my new shelf!
(Yes this is a corner shelf.) 
(Yes, it's made from a door.)
(Yes, my dad made it.)
(Yes, he's the best dad ever!)
(Yes, I love it, and him.)

Now for the dinner part.. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

So stinkin' easy!

3 chicken breasts
1 jar of salsa
1 packet taco seasoning (but I only used half)

Dump it all in and stir! Cook it about 6 hours on low. Shred it with a fork.

Put that baby on a tortilla. Add lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, whatever you love.


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