Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Artwork for a Small Frame

I have a good handful of teeny tiny picture frames around my house. All of them hosting wallet sized photographs that are hardly noticeable from a distance. 

I really love one frame in particular, it's a swirly white frame originally purchased at Hobby Lobby. The design is very feminine, so I knew I wanted to use it in the nursery. However, I had two obstacles to overcome. One, there was nothing on the back of the frame for hanging. Two, I didn't have anything to put in it. 

To solve my first dilemma, I simply used a hot glue gun to adhere a soda can tab to the back. I waited a few minutes until the glue was set and wala!

As for dilemma number two, I needed something to put in it. Yes, I could have easily used another piece of scrapbook paper or a section of fabric, but I wanted some dimension and texture. I also wanted something that would be more noticeable from a distance. 

I opted for burlap and a pre-made craft flower (which I used elsewhere in the nursery as well), both of which I already had. 

I used the previous photograph to cut the burlap to size. Easy.

I then I used a small dab of hot glue on the back of the flower and placed it on the burlap. Also easy. By the way,  I purchased a pack of three craft flowers from Hobby Lobby... so that's where it came from. 

There was a small craft jewel on the front of the flower which ended up working out just fine because there was some depth to the frame, otherwise the back of the frame might not have closed. Just something to consider. I love the texture on texture look.

I added the art to the gallery wall.  I also put  some faux flowers (from my wedding actually) in a vintage white vase on the dresser. It's  a charming mix of new and vintage, cute yet transitional. 

Simple crafts are so my style, how about you? Stay tuned for more nursery updates and to see this wall transform even more!

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