Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cute Picture/Bow/Card Display

We've been decorating our 3 year olds room. It's pink, brown, and white. I of course couldn't live without a cute board to hold things on! I found an old ugly frame in our storage room that was holding a mirror (measured 16 x 24). I had some of those thin canvas boards on hand (also 16 x 24), and some thin batting from making rag quilts. I also had white spray paint. I bought some material at Wal-Mart. I also bought plain white flat thumbtacks. I wanted some extra sparkle....the cute little self-adhesive pink jewels from the scrapbook isle did the trick, I just stuck them to the thumbtacks..... Here is the thin batting that I used...
I used spray adhesive to glue the batting to the canvas board, and to glue the material to the batting. Then I laid out my ribbon, I made sure to measure the spaces between and mark where I wanted them. Next I attached the ribbon by leaving them a couple inches longer on each side so that I could glue them down on the backside (I used super glue for that). Once I had the thumbtacks in I turned the board over and hammered the back of the tacks to bend and lay them flat. I sprayed my frame white (ended up having to do a layer of primer because the ugly paint kept bleeding through). Put my board in the white frame and hung it on the wall....
My plan was to hold pictures or bows, but right now it's holding one picture, a 2 dollar bill, birthday cards, and Valentine's cards. She LOVES it!....



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8 comments:

Shantelle said...

Love it! And I love this blog - such a great idea!

Shannon said...

I think u r amazing. This one I might b able 2 do... if not, I just know mike can. Lol

Rachel said...

I love it too! I think I've been inspired! I know what I'm going to do next time I have some project time available!

Wendy and Spencer said...

Aly your blog is so cute! I'm excited to see the fruit loops to colored sand tutorial. I was so sad when my mom told me you hurt your back! I hope it gets feeling better soon!

Trina said...

I saw that you were one of my followers and I came to check your blog out and I am so glad I did. It looks like you are going to have a great blog! I am your newest follower! Good luck!

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

This is perfect for card displays! Especially around birthdays and holidays, I always want to display cards but don't want them all over the fridge! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

Jen said...

Wow, this is really beautiful! The fabric you chose is perfect, just lovely! You've got a great blog here!

Megan said...

This looks really cute. Great job!

megan
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