Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fabric rosette picture frames

I am so excited to share this post!  Why so excited you might ask?  Well, I was finally able to fit in some much-needed crafting time Tuesday night!  My girlfriend Amber (you might remember her from this post) came over and we got busy on some crafts.  We saw this month's Create With Me challenge over at U-Create Crafts and we knew we had to join in.  The "Create With Me" for this month was fabric rosette picture frames!  Sooooo stinkin' cute (and easy....score!).

We worked at my new craft table that I built (post on that coming soon) in the apartment above the garage.  It's definitely nice having a space to spread out and make a mess! 

{Sorry for the blurry picture.  I'm pretty sure I was holding a baby while taking this.}

These frames are so simple to make.  All you need are some of those plain $1 wooden frames from Michaels, some acrylic paint, some fabric, a hot glue gun, and any embellishments you want.  I got a 1/4 yard of each fabric from JoAnn's and have a TON left over to do more frames.  You only need small strips of the fabric for the rosettes. 

{Amber's frame almost finished}

{My frame}

We were bad at taking pictures during the process, but it's so simple.  We just followed this tutorial.  SO easy!  Love it!  We did a couple things different, though.  We didn't "distress" or "age" our edges.  We liked the clean lines.  And I personally am not a huge fan of all the "Keep Calm...." sayings, so I put a monogram in my frame instead.  Take a look....

Amber also found that she liked the rosettes better when she didn't twist the fabric as she was wrapping it around.  It had a little bit more of a 3D effect to it.  The rosettes look great either way. 

On another note, I have something super exciting that I'm starting and I can't wait to share.  It's not quite a finished product yet, so I'm not revealing what it is just yet.  But it's something I'm super excited about!  Yay!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I also enjoy all things crafty. I just need to do them more often! :) Hope to see you soon!


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