Monday, April 4, 2011

What to do with a frame.

After I did my frame makeover here I really wanted to make something with a larger frame.  I searched craft blogs high and low and came up with two inspirations.  The first was this fun frame crafty, and the second was this great spring wreath.  After seeing these two creative crafties I knew just what I was going to make.

I love how it turned out! I love the color pallet (the middle square has a beige background that is hard to see in the picture) and the fun textures.

I bought a 12 x 36 inch frame in black, because it was going on a white wall.  This was hard for me, because I typically like to decorate with white. 

I found some paper that looked like wall paper and I thought it would tell the story I wanted to express with the backgrounds.  I cut out a 5 inch frame with my die-cut machine and and 3 inch G for Griffin.  I of course used my new favorite burlap ribbon and some household twine for texture.  After using twine all over this project I will now use it anytime I can.  It added some needed texture and was so easy to work with. 

I bought a 6 inch foam wreath and wrapped it with the twine.  I also made some cutie fabric flowers to add some color and whimsy.  I bought a small metal bird a little bit ago, at the time I had no idea what I was going to do with it.  It was waiting around in my craft room for the perfect project, and this was it!

For the first square I glued down the ribbon and the G in the frame. The twine above and below was an after thought and I'm glad I added it. 

The second square I wrapped the twine around in two sections crisscrossing them for depth.  I originally wanted this section to be a place to hang pictures from the twine like in my inspiration.  Now that I am done I like the way it looks with pictures hanging from it and with out them. 

The last section was for my mini wreath.  I glued my flowers down and added the bird and then secured the wreath to the paper.

I hung it on the wall and instantly fell in love with the way it brightens up the space.

1 comment:

  1. I am loving all the fabric flowers you are doing! They are fantastic!