Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Getting My Craft On. Burlap and Vintage Frames. Part Two.

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This morning I was able to finish up the crafts I started yesterday. They really did not take long at all, and I am so happy with how they turned out!

This is where I left off with you yesterday...(Click HERE to see Part One, if you like.)
And here is what I did this morning...
 I just used the original cruddy cardboard that came with the frame, since I was covering it with the burlap. Hey, why cut a new template when I already have one that fits perfectly? 
 My plan was to use spray adhesive to make sure the burlap would not shift in the frame.
 It worked great!
 Here it is before I attached the star.
 Then I marked the points of the stars on the frame, and attached it with hot glue. 

 Here's a close up view after I hung it on the wall.
 I like that it has some dimension.

 I hung it just above my antique drop-leaf table. I have had it leaning here against the wall, unfinished for a few months. *Cringe.* It often takes me a while to get around to all of my little projects. I'm not alone am I?

Ok. Moving on to project number two. These frames have been hanging in the hallway upstairs with this brown craft paper inside, also waiting for me to get around to them. Here is what I did...

 I just traced the paper on my burlap, and cut it out slightly larger than the outline all the way around.

 Before I cut them, I just did our initials free-hand onto the burlap. My original plan was to use a stencil and fabric paint, but I wound up taking the easy way out with a black Sharpie, free-hand.
 I decided to make use of some of my burlap scraps, and stuck them in with the pine cones and balls in my white urn. Why waste it?
 It's cute for now, but I'm sure I will continually tweak it until I love it.

 Getting back to craft number two.
 I traced the original craft paper circles onto some scrap cardboard I had lying around.
 Then I used the spray adhesive to affix the burlap to the cardboard in the same way I did with the oval frame.
 I think these came out nice also!
 I hung them back up in the upstairs hallway wall in their original spots. There is an old architectural piece between them.
 One for me...
 One for the hubs. (I'm sure he'll be thrilled.) ;-)

 They are hanging with a Japanese painting. Our son was born in Japan, and we bought this before we brought him home, so It has a special place in my heart.

 View down the hall toward Mr W's office. I hung the old printing blocks that say GO FLY above his door, since he's a pilot, and often says over the phone to me, "Ok,  I have to go fly now".
And one more look at my downstairs craft on the wall.
Hope you all have a great day! I'll be back tomorrow with another fun post. Hope to see you then!
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  1. They look great! An awesome idea! I just found burlap in the garden center at Walmart. You can get big rolls cheap - Love that stuff!

  2. Ooohhh! Thanks for the tip. I will look for some the next time I'm there!

  3. Love the star particularly - I'm so nuts about stars!!!!!!


  4. Great idea and your collages and vignette are fabulous. I love the use of the burlap as an accent. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Marty


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