Since I just cannot seem to find that dear little goblin, I will have to take a different approach. Today, I am going to help prevent this mystery and create a new, safe home for Jane’s hair bows. This way we will always know where to look for them. It a pretty easy little project and did not cost me more than $10 to make.
Disclosure: I was provided with two prints to review and one for a giveaway for this post. My opinions of the art was not pursuaded by this generous act. Thank you.
I am so proud. Both Dick and Jane are very artistic; just like their momma. However the daily art projects can leave me with a full fridge door and a messy looking kitchen. So I got a little creative to try and bring harmony to my kitchen once again while still displaying their artwork proudly.
After my frame was completely dry I can choose to either lightly sand again to create a distressed look (as I did on the teal frame) or leave it saturated with paint (like the orange frame). Finally flip the frame to work on the back side and using hot glue permanently adhere round heavy duty magnets all the way around the frame.
Magnets should ALWAYS be kept out of the reach of Children! They are dangerous and harmful if swallowed!
This week I have been busy creating table runners for a local craft show that I take part in each year. I have been working on a new runner to showcase which is made with reversible sides and a hand painted snowflake on the ends. It turned out so pretty that I decided to share how to make this runner with all of you. Hopefully you will enjoy its beauty in your home during the holiday season as we have in ours.
- Begin by folding your fabric with the selvage edge together. Cut about 1″ off and discard the selvage edges.
- Measure 18″ width and make another cut. You want your fabric to be 18″ wide by 72″ long. You should be able to yield 3 fabric strips.
- Repeat the first two steps with the second fabric pattern.
- Choose one strip from each fabric pattern, place them with the right sides together.
- Sew a 1/2″ seam all the way around the fabric, leaving one short end un-sewn so you can turn the runner the right side out.
- Turn the fabric right side out and iron both sides to press your seams.
- Fold the open ends inward to create a seam and iron to hold.
- Sew another 1/2″ seam all the way around the runner on the right sides.
- Begin by making your stencil. I made a snowflake but you can do any pattern you choose.
- Print the pattern of your choice on regular printer paper (I found my design by using a search engine for “snowflake stencil printable”)
- You can either use the transfer paper and transfer the image to your stencil paper to cut out or simply place the paper on top of the stencil paper and trace the image with your craft knife.
- Once your stencil is cut, place it on your runner where you choose.
- Using your stencil brushes, tap the paint straight down over your stencil making sure all of the open spaces are painted.
- Follow your main paint with the glitter paint in the same manner.
- Repeat to the other end of the runner. The stencil can be used many times.
- Carefully remove the stencil and allow to dry.