SO, i got this adorable idea from my Upline Mandy. You have GOT to check out her blog, she has some of the most amazing stuff to show off, i only wish i was half as talented as she is. So go check out http://www.mypassionforscrapbooking.com/ and you will know exactly what i'm talking about.
Now my twins have TONS of bows, and they all sit in a drawer and i got tired of trying to find matching pairs. I was trying to find a way to make something for their bows so i went to Michael's and got a piece of wood to do something similar to what i did to this frame, but it required painting and all kinds of stuff. Mandy shared this idea with me and hubby and i LOVED it so i made one and this is how it came out.
The things you will need:
A frame, and size of your choice.
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks to go in the glue gun
A yard of ribbon of your choice
Assorted colours of paper of your choice
A picture of your cute little ones or maybe make a name instead to go in the center
scissors or a personal cutter
Now i don't have step by step pictures of how i did this, kind of wish i had done so because i would have loved to share, but as you can see from the picture it's SUPER simple and fun.
The ribbon is just hot glued to the back of the frame once everything is inside and placed how you like. Then you just tie a pretty bow. Be sure to hot glue the top of the ribbon once tied, this needs to be able to hold the heavy frame, Just the bow and nothing more may cause the bow to come undone. I just hot glued the back of the ribbon once tied where no one would see just to make sure it stayed. It basically holds the bow in place as you can see below.
Who knew twin girls could have so many hair bows eh?...lol
Now don't forget to go and check out Mandy's blog where i got this cute idea from. This is her idea and i'm taking zero credit for it at all....ok wait i take credit for those cute little twins girls in the picture but thats about it lol.
Stop on by her page, tell her i sent yah and go check out her blog. You never know you might win some free stuff :)
Hope you enjoy.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
So as you can see closely it's all fabric. It's cut into strips and just tied in knots. You can use any length and thickness in the fabric you wish, i believe mine were 6 inches by 1 inch. It is a timely process so stick on a movie and just knot away :) here is what you will need...
Tons of fabric
A movie, well to watch of coarse while you trying to pass time while knotting away
And here is a close up of the metal wreath part so you know what to look for.
Your basically going to fill all those rings with fabric until it is big and puffy and you can't see any of the metal.
Above is a 3-D box that is called a pillow box, now i didn't use Close to My Products for this one except the flower you see and the pillow box it's self is off the Art Philosophy cartridge, OH and the little pink stamp that came in my starter kit. This one is actually going to my daughters with some little goodies inside and they LOVE zebra.
Over all this box took me about 2 hours to make, why so long you ask...hehehe, Well i just wasn't sure where this project was going, plus i had to watch a video to figure out how to put the box together lol!, now that i know i'm sure i could make one in less than an hour :)
Hope you enjoyed my pillow box, can't wait to see yours!