I also wanted to put a wide black & white gingham ribbon on them, but didn't have any. Boo! I wrapped these up with marble magnets I made and tied some chalk up with ribbon. It is a fairly easy project - I just waited until the last minute to put it all together and started stressing over the details! I can't wait to make more and figure out ways to glam them up!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thought I'd share you a couple of gifts I made for my sister-in-laws' birthdays. One of them actually started like this....
Okay, not quite like this... it was all put together (ugly picture in frame)... I just forgot to take a before photo (imagine that!). Anyway, the framed art came from the thrift store. I painted the frame and distressed it, had the hubby cut me some sheet metal, painted it with chalkboard paint, mounted it, and here you have it! How's that for a quick tutorial? I used a paint marker to do the top - not quite sure I like it so I left the second one blank... I am thinking a cute pattern would be perfect though. I'm going to make a few more so I'll do some practice to figure it out.
For the second one, I bought the frame at Hobby Lobby and then did all of the above.