Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hanging Letter Frame

I know I haven't crafted for a couple of weeks.

It has been kind of busy around here lately and I just haven't had the motivation to be crafty. 
I seriously have a huge list of things I want to make, but I just don't have the time or the motivation to actually make it! :)

I was able to put together a simple craft today, that I am actually using for a wedding present.


It was super easy to make, and was really inexpensive.  I had all of the supplies on hand.  

Yes, I even had the M.  
I was planning on using that for another project, but it just so happens that the last name of the newlywed couple begins with M.  


Tutorial:

Step 1: Paint your frame.  I painted mine black.  It required a couple of coats. 






Step 2: Paint your letter black, or whichever color that you prefer. :)

Step 3.  Mod podge some paper on your letter and then use sandpaper and distressing ink to make it look old.  Then use lace and a button to embellish.  I tried to keep it simple.  This person has a very similar style to my own, and I like to keep things looking simple. 

Step 4: Tie a small bow (I used fabric, that I ripped) around the top of your frame.  Then secure another piece of fabric to hot glue to your letter.  

 And your done! 

I really like how it turned out! The best part was that it only took about a half hour to put together and I didn't have to run out and get any supplies!





I think I might make myself one in the future.  We will be moving soon, and when we get settled I would really like to have a gallery style wall and I think this would look perfect for my wall! 




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11 comments:

Cass said...

Super cute!

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

I love this- it turned out beautiful. I'm also kind of obsessed with your nine block in the corner of the picture :) So cute!

persia lou said...

I love the way it turned out! And that is so great that you had everything at home! I love gifts that don't even require a trip to the store. :)

Anonymous said...

So Cute!! You can make me one when you come down...I have the supplies but am feeling the same way no motivation...lol
Katie

{northern cottage} said...

what a smartie pants you are! I love love this project...so simple yet graphic and sophisticated too. well done!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I just love this!! I think I have everything to make this as well (a sure indication that I have TOO many craft supplies on hand!) Thanks for posting and hosting!

Cindy @ Le Chaise Parfait said...

This is very cute good job.

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

I love this! It's so classic and timeless - What a gorgeous and thoughful gift!

Lindsay said...

Found you on TT&J. This is such a cute idea! I love putting things in frames, other than pictures. Great job!

Sweet Floweret said...

I saw a letter like this at Hobby Lobby but thought it would be too lonely on the shelf. Now I know what I'm going to do with it!

I just started a linky party this past Tuesday. It was a great success with over 50 link ups! I would love it if you would participate next week! It's called $10 Tuesdays and it's for things that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 mins (ish) to complete. I love inexpensive and quick projects and I'm guessing others will too ;) Thanks so much for considering.
Tina
http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com/
PS. I'm GIVING away 50 button pony tailers this month! Come visit and claim yours ;)

Debbie W. said...

I saw this on Pinterest and really loved it! I pinned it onto one of my boards, and just about every day, I get 2 or 3 repins. Seems that everyone loves it! I didn't know where the idea originated from until today, so I will edit the pin on my board to give you full credit! Thanks for a great, simple and inexpensive decorating idea!