Today I have a very simple tutorial to share, a fabric wrapped frame. I’m kind of a photoaholic of sorts, and am always in search of different and interesting ways to showcase them. This weekend I made this:
It was seriously inexpensive, and adds a little personality to an otherwise boring (and outdated) frame. The frame is from Salvation Army, I used scraps of fabric, hemp, and a clothes pin so all together this project was done on under $5.00 (probably more like $3.00).
Here is what you need:
Cut your fabric into thin strips (about 1″ wide). I used five strips for this, each about a yard in length.
Thread your string/hemp/yarn (whatever you chose to use) through the clothes pin.
Tie each side of your string to each side of the top of your frame.
Hot glue your fabric to your starting point. I hot glued onto the backside of the frame to hide it.
Wrap your fabric around the frame. When you run out hot glue the fabric to the frame, and repeat with a new piece of fabric until the frame is covered.
All that is left is to put your photo in the clothes pin and hang, or display on your shelf.
Happy making, everyone!
Ever since I signed up for Instagram last summer I have been all about it. All the way back to my first days blogging (I’m talking way back to age 15 on LiveJournal) my favorite posts to do and read were always ones that largely consisted of photos. I guess what I’m trying to say is, Instagram is right up my alley.
I’ve been wanting to print photos from my account since I’ve signed up, and recently I finally did. Through the great wonders of Pinterest I found Origrami. There website was the easiest to navigate and load your photos on than any other one I’ve thought about using. Orgirami is a husband and wife team based out of Australia, but they ship to ANY country for free! You get 36 prints for just under $20.00, and if you share on twitter or facebook you get a dollar off.
The photo side comes out looking like a polaroid. On the back it has a map of your location if you added it to your photo on instagram, if not you get little illustrations of camera’s or film.
I have so many photos up in Bryan and I’s room as it is, but I really wanted to add some of these photos. I ended up having to put them on our closet doors because there wasn’t much room anywhere else.
I also hung these too from mini clothes pins in our studio.
ps. You can follow me on instagram @toocrewel where you will see pieces I’m working on along the way.
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This weekend I had my second round of Halloween Parties to attend. I threw together a really cute costume on Saturday evening before heading out! I made a fox costume, Bryan said like I looked like the Pokemon fox, and others said I looked like the fox from Sonic.
The mask I made out of felt, and elastic. The dress I made out of fleece, and the white “fur” is felt. I was working on a budget, and all of this cost me under $20.00!
I also had orange gloves I turned into paws, but forgot to wear those for the photos.
Since I made the dress out of fleece it was so comfy, and I didn’t have to worry about hems, which made it so easy to make! It is just two stitches up top, and one stitch on each side.
Bryan and I’s roommate, Lauren, was a babushka (a nesting doll). It was so cute.
Bryan was the Devil Robot from Futurama. His mask was pretty awesome, it’s hard to tell what it really looks like in this photo, but it has big ole teeth underneath there, too.
Did you guys do any halloweenie stuff this weekend?
Happy Monday everyone! I’ve had a busy week and weekend, sorry I’ve been MIA!
This weekend was one of my girlfriend’s bachelorette party, and like the classy gals we all are we headed up to Traverse City, MI and went on a wine tasting tour. It was the first time I went wine tasting, and the first time I went to Traverse City. It was beautiful, and so much fun. I didn’t take too many photos, but here are a couple of Instagram shots from the weekend!
The bride to be at one of our stops!
Myself and a few of the other ladies at one of the wineries…that was in an old insane asylum. Creepy!
On the way home we stopped at my roommates Mom’s house, she just got these cute little kittens. I never used to like cats, I guess my roommate and her kitty, Walter, converted me.
Now I have some exciting news for one of you! The giveaway from last week, the Ombre Embroidery, is now closed and we have a winner!
The winner is Alma!
Go ahead and shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and let me know your address! Congrats!
ps. Follow me on Instagram…@toocrewel!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, because I know I did. Bryan and I went to my cousin Steve’s wedding downtown Detroit, it was seriously the best location for a wedding…ever. It was at The M@dison on the roof, which overlooked all of downtown and was pretty much right next door to Comerica Park.
My little sister, Aubrey, and I gettin’ ready for the wedding. Isn’t she so beautiful?
Aubrey and Bryan, two of my favorites!
At the M@dison for the wedding!
My mother and I.
Such cool chairs!
Warmin’ up by the fire.
Bryan and my step dad, Lenn, soakin’ up the view.
There was food stations…polish, greek, and a mashed potato bar!
Such a fun weekend, and such a beautiful wedding! It was wonderful to see my family, as always.
What did you guys do this weekend?
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Recently I finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower…I know, I’m really behind. I had to read it before the movie came out. I now understand the hype, I loved it so much. Naturally the first thing I did upon completion was make an embroidery.
I hung it up over my sewing machine in the craft room.
I painted the wooden hoop gold, and the fabric is from Sew, Mama, Sew. I also decided to put a piece of felt behind the fabric in the hoop to make it a little bit more stiff.
I can’t wait to see the movie now!