Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy reading about my busy life with my husband of 30 years and our four sons and daughter-in-law. We are now empty nesters and my blog is helping me through the journey. I love the Lord and I love my family. I also love to decorate and go to thrift stores!
The other day I showed you my beach display in the kitchen and showed you this picture that I framed and hung on the front of my pie safe. Today I want to show you how I did it.
First of all I found this really cute water baby illustration on the net and printed it. I adore vintage illustrations and this is no exception, look at those darling little faces and the colorful sea creatures! It's so precious!
The next step was to find a picture frame. I went out to my shed where I store old frames and couldn't believe it when I found this beat-up wood frame with yellow shipped paint. Perfect. Then I went to my craft cupboard and found a cute patterned paper to use as the background.
I glued the paper to a piece of cardboard with a glue stick..
...and smoothed it out making sure that all the bubbles are out and the edges are glued down.
Then I trimmed the photo down to fit....
...and then adhered it to the mat I made.
Then I placed it in the frame.
I wanted something bright and contrasting to use as a hanger, and decided on this cute gingham ribbon. I cut two pieces about 10 inches long.
Then glued it securely to the back with a glue gun.
I glued it once, let it dry and then glued it again. I wanted to make sure it was strong enough to hold the picture.
Then I tied a bow and hung it on a small nail on the front of the pie safe. I love to do projects like this, it's creative, yet simple and cheap. I am really happy with the results!
Have a great day!
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12