For Christmas I decided to get a little crafty for myself, my Mom and Cheria, my sister-in-law.
For me I made this bug honkin guy.
For my Mom and Cheria I didn't know how much wall space they wanted to take up So I made them ones that could hang on the wall or stand- their choice.
This was not an original idea and I read how to make mine here:
I bought all my frames at Walmart. I was running out of time and my local thrift stores have a pretty sad selection. Joel bought the sheet metal at Lowes. The bigger piece is a good deal thinner but it does just as good of a job.
We used metal sheers to cut off the extra.
I used the paper from the frame to let Anberlynn trace so we knew where to cut.
It doesn't matter if you leave a little marker on the edge or if it's not cut perfectly because the edges will be covered by the frame.
For the fabric I used left over pieces from previous projects.
I sprayed the front with re-positional spray adhesive and flipped it onto the fabric. that way I could move the fabric around to get it straight and cut off the edges without drawing lines or worrying about the fabric moving around on me.
I did the same for the larger piece except I used a mat and rotary cutter.
For a clip holder I measured 3 dots on opposite ends of the board.
Then I lad my ribbon underneath, lining them up with the dots so they would be straight. I glued them in place with glue dots.
Then when I flipped it over.... ta-da!
Here is mine hanging in my bathroom.
Next up I went through the 2 baskets that have been attempting to house all the girly stuff.
After going through it all, throwing out anything old or worn out I realized that I don't even use 90% of it. What I do use I hot glued to magnets (I tried glue dots first. That's not the way to go.) to the back of my make-up.
I clipped the girls bows to the ribbons and now everyday Anberlynn points out the one she wants to wear.
Enjoy your presents Mom & Cheria!
Looking at theirs makes me want a patterned background too. I think I might have to get me some more of that fabric on the right ;)