Wooo-weee! I have been crafting like a madwoman all week!
Every now and then, the "I-Have-To-Make-Something" bug will bite me, and I find myself crafting and crafting and going a little cuckoo. I'm one of those "all or nothing" crafters: I either craft ALL the time; converting my kitchen table into a chaotic mess of glue sticks, fabric scraps, and paint brushes. Or, I go through periods where I don't really craft as much. (As in, I make nothing.)
But that has not been the case this week! I've been up to my eyeballs in acrylic paint and polymer clay, and it has been a hoot! I finally started working on a project idea I found on good ol' Pinterest, and I have to tell you...I couldn't be more tickled by how it turned out.
First, you'll need a large frame. I raided the thrift stores this week and found all kinds of treasures. (The porcelain squirrels, the clown doll, and the candy dish shaped like a trout STAYED on the shelves and IN the store, despite my children's pleadings.) I purchased several frames to refurbish. One did not have any glass in it, which was perfect! It was an ugly, blue-gray color, and it was framing a painting of a vase filled with ugly, blue-gray flowers. I paid one dollar for it and brought it home to give it some "desert turquoise" love!
I went to Hobby Lobby and found the most delightful chevron-patterned fabric. I wrapped the fabric around the frame's cardboard backing, securing it with my trusty hot glue gun.
I also purchased a wooden letter "M" at Hobby Lobby, to be our monogram. (My husband would argue that the "M" stands for MADNESS...since that is what my crafting has been lately!) I painted the letter "M" a mustard-yellow color. (The kind of color that makes my heart happy.) When it was dry, I used my trusty hot glue gun (I cannot talk about my glue gun without calling it "trusty") to attach the "M" to my chevron cardboard piece. Then, I popped it back into the frame.
Cute, cute, cute! Such an easy project to work on, and very inexpensive too. And hey!...perhaps the "M" could stand for "MAKE something this weekend," or "MAKE this now!"
(I know, I know...Or MAYBE I'm crazy.)