May 25, 2011

Picture Frame Memo Board



I used to think it was embarrassing to shop at second hand stores, now it's a hobby!  Funny how your perspective changes over time.  As I was walking out with this treasure (which was a little more than I would have liked to pay) a fellow shopper commented that it was "beautiful, just beautiful".  I smiled and laughed inside.
Do you ever finish a project and decide you don't really like how it ended up, so you tear it apart and redo it?  Then you find you don't really like that any better?  This was one of those.  Luckily after about the fourth try, I achieved satisfaction. This is what I embellished my mini clothes pins for.

The How To:
After I knocked out the embroidery, I spray painted the frame.  Then I took 3 white shirt hangers, clipped off the hooks and straightened them.  I cut thin strips of scrap fabric and wrapped the hangers, adhering the ends with mod podge.  I then hot glued them to the frame.

May 17, 2011

Pastel Mini Clothespins

I am using mini clothespins for a project I am working on (which will be posted soon!) and wanted to add some color to them, but didn't really want to paint them so I used scrapbook paper instead.  So simple and fast!  By the way, I heart all things mini.

First I cut my paper into strips a little smaller than the sections I adhered them to.  Using my paint brush I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the clothespin and pressed the strip of paper to it.  Then I applied another coat of Mod Podge.  And that's all!

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