The Craft In Me

A blog devoted to all my crafty endeavors.

Friday, January 28, 2011

3-D Wall Decor

Originally I was going to use this as a decoration for my bedroom, except with a more sophisticated feel.

But as I began putting it all together it felt more of a bright, fun & cheerful project, which is the vibe of my daughter’s room so I decided to make it for her.

That’s one of the many reasons I love to craft – anything goes! You may start with a great idea in your head, and halfway through the project, it can take on a whole new direction.

So anyway, beginning with a regular frame I had in my craft stash, I removed the inner glass panel and painted the frame white with acrylic paint. Topping it off with a shiny clear glaze.

Next up, the flower. This is a large silk flower that I picked up from Michael’s for about two dollars. It was attached to a long stem so I just cut off the stem and snipped off the greenery so all was left was the flower head.

I inserted this nice lime green scrapbook paper behind the frame. It’s got a good weight and a slight glossed finish; so I knew it would fit this project perfectly.

To add the finishing touch, I had this cute ribbon on hand also and glued that down on top of the green paper.

Next, just eyeballing it, I glued the flower to the center of the paper using a hot glue gun.

Some of the petals were popping up a bit too much so I simply glued them down too.

I left the glass panel off because the flower was too thick for it to fit back on.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! Plus Before & After

Happy New Year all!

It's great to be back in the blogging world, thank you for your kind words and thoughts for my new home.

I just spent the last two days moving in my new home. I can't express how excited and thankful I am for this new chapter in my life. It is the perfect time of year to start off fresh with new hopes and goals. The house went under about 3 months of renovation, and now I am finally here. I will post before and after pics of the house after settling in.

But for now, I want to show off my daughter's dresser I painted before the move. We've had this dresser for about 5 years now. It was purchased used and I painted this simple purple scheme.


(kitty didn't get a makeover)
My aim for this makeover was something bright and cheery which would match her personality, the peach matches the color of the room.

Initially I pictured the colors more bold, but it turned out with a kind of vintage flare.


I used regular acrylic craft paint for the white, peach and the top.

The circles are different sized cut outs of scrapbook paper and mod podged onto the dresser.

The swirly pattern I proudly did free hand :)

Actually, my inspiration for the swirly was from a photo I found online, I can't remember what site but here is the inspiration photo.


My daughter and I liked how the swirly pattern comes from the corner.

I think it turned out great, I just need to find those two bottom knobs and it will be complete!

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