Monday, July 27, 2015

Pretty Things

Hi Off the Rails fans!
It's Sue here with you today sharing a quick & easy project I recently created for my daughter's bedroom. We are always looking for "pretty" things to add to her room, and when I found some mini wooden frames lurking in my craft cupboard I decided to make them into something cute for her.

Here is what I created...

To create this wall hanging, I started with my 3 tiny frames like this...

After removing the glass, I gave them a very light coat with white spray paint, which I then rubbed back with sandpaper to give them a worn, shabby look.

I then cut a piece of patterned paper to fit in each frame and adhered the wood veneer pieces on top. (All patterned papers and wood veneer pieces are by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.)

Next, I cut a length of wide satin ribbon and affixed it to the back of the frames using hot glue. (Had the frames been larger or heavier than these, I would recommend using a staple gun for this step. Fortunately, these are so tiny the hot glue is sufficiently strong enough.)

Once dry, I was able to affix to the wall using only a thumbtack. (I told you it was only light!) It was such a quick, easy and inexpensive project. And the best part was  - she loved it!

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to come back regularly and see what other inspiring ideas the Design Team has in store for you.
Happy scrapping!
Sue X


  1. Such a pretty and adorable idea!! You could sell those by the ton! :P

    1. Thanks Nicole! I would love to whip some up for the local markets...if only someone could find a way to put some extra hours in the day! ;)

  2. Love this idea ... so pretty!