Hello Crafty Friends!
Are you ready for another yummy project?!
Today Lolly uses our May Kit to upcycle a ... ummmm.... "not so interesting" wall hanging and turn it into something WOW!!
I wasn't sure how to tackle the first project this month, because I was afraid of not doing justice to the beauty in this kit! When I started playing, I fell in love with the elegant colors.
But the question was, what should I make? I have a tendency to alter things I find on clearance or in thrift stores, or to make projects that are sort of, well . . different and don't have a name. So why not do it again?
I started with this wooden wall hanging that I got on clearance. Ewwww. Something about this just makes me not think happy thoughts. :)
I cut the paper to fit (8 X 10 inches) and used Mod Podge to glue the paper on, so that it looked like this. MUCH better!
I knew that I wanted some sort of pocket on the front to hold a slender journal, and as I began thinking about the construction, I realized that I needed something sturdy. I cut out two chipboard pieces 5.5 inch square for the front and back, two side panels that were 5.5 x 0.75 inches, and a bottom panel 5.5 by about 7/8". I painted them a pale pink with acrylic paint -- just one coat to keep a soft look.
Once painted, I used double sided tape to assemble the chipboard pocket, then I covered it with paper from the kit. Looking good so far!
Then I made two gratitude journals. The covers are 12 x 5 inches, folded in half on the 12 inch side. For pages, I cut printer paper into four strips of 11 x 4.25 inches, so that I would entirely use up two sheets of 8.5 x ll paper. I centered them on the covers and stitched down the middle.
I attached the chipboard pocket to the wall hanging with E6000 because I wanted it to have a permanent hold.
Then I added some flowers, lace, and other embellishments to the front, and . . .
The colors are fabulous. This truly looks like it belongs on the wall when we're having High Tea! For a better look at the details, you can watch the video HERE.
You can purchase a kit yourself HERE. I think you'll love it!
And maybe, you should get some cake first!
Thank you for following along!