"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another awesome project!

Ok, I don't mean to toot my own horn...but I made something totally awesome this weekend (so says me). It's another goodie I'll be selling at the Bargain Hunt. So, I've mentioned before that my goal here was to use up my stash - and not buy new stuff - but, for my B-day, I got a Michaels gift card and had a few extra dollars on it to spare ;)...so... I picked up a few plain wooden swivel picture frames. They were $2.99 each. Started out just plain old wood, and I turned them into this:

What-do-ya-think?!? I’m thinking I can sell them for at least $10 bucks - maybe $15 (I’m getting mixed reviews on that one). I just looooooove this paper. I've used it a few times and it just seems to multiply in my stash, I can never seem to use it all up!! Maybe that's because when I got it, I loved it so much, and got lucky because one of my LSSs was moving and had a big 50% off everything sale - so I picked up quite a bit of it. Anyway...I've STILL got some left over.

Anyway, I painted the box's edges with acrylic paint (only the edges - didn’t want to paint over spots that would just be covered with pretty paper). Then I measured and cut the paper, for the picture squares, I used a craft knife to take out a 3 and a quarter inch square out of the middle. Then I used Elmers craft glue - worked like a charm - to glue the paper to the wood. I was really worried that it wouldn’t work (stick) because it doesn’t SAY it’s for wood, but it stuck on beautifully!

For that amazing flower, I used this video tutorial from over on the Cosmo Cricket blog. Let me tell you, it’s just an awesome tutorial - go check it out!! I don’t have a 3 inch circle punch though, so I used a cup ;). I kinda messed it up, when assembling it, but I don’t think you can really tell. Also, my flower isn’t exactly like theirs. I used less circles, and didn’t do it exactly the same, but I am happy with it. Since my paper was not patterned on the back I chalked the back of the paper with ColorBox. Then I added a Papertrey Ink button and some yummy bakers twine from The Twinery. Here's a closer of look at my flower:

When all was said & done, I filled it with my own pics for now - to display at the Bargain Hunt (AND because Sal kept on saying it looked like a bird house - ???). The boxes open up. I have an idea for the inside... I’m thinking to take clothes pins and cover them with this patterned paper and make them into magnets for the fridge. Just a little something to stick inside, we’ll see. I’m hoping they’re good sellers. Trying real hard to make things I think will sell and raise the most $$ for my Relay for Life walk ;).

Well, I hope you have a rockin day - OH!! P.S. you should totally be checking out the Lawn Fawn Blog for your chance to win some of the new releases!!!! They’ve got some awesome new sets coming out tomorrow, their design team has been making beautious goodies with them, and my fingers are just itching to buy (hopefully win!!) Some of these new stamps - especially the new font they have - Jessies. Go. There. Now. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is GORGEOUS!!!! I see no 'mess ups', its perfect!!!