December 29, 2010

Flowers & Ribbons & FUN!

This has to be one of my most favorite frames that I've put together.

It was super easy too! Here's what you need:
• Frame (Mine is 11"x14", but you could adapt this to any size)
• Pre Cut Mat - You'll want a small opening, compared to the frame. The opening in my frame is
  a 5"x7". The frame I used, found at Roberts Crafts, came with the mat.
• Scrapbook Flowers
• Ribbon
• Lace Cardstock
• Paint & Foam Brushes
• Coordinating Scrapbook Papers
• Mod Podge®
• Rhinestone Swirl (We've got a fantastic new selection of these in at Roberts!)
• Glue Gun & Hot Glue

Basically, all you do is apply a thin layer of Mod Podge® to the mat. (Take it out of the frame first, of course.) Lay the lace cardstock down, smoothing out the bubbles and wrinkles. Once it dries, paint over it with acrylic paint. Let that dry. Tear the scrapbook papers diagonally, making it look like hills in the horizon. Or something like that. ;) Line with ribbon, or ink the torn edges. Hot glue ribbon around the opening in the mat. Mod Podge® the paper to the mat. Cut lengths of ribbon to be the length you want the "stems" of your flowers. Hot glue those down. Tie a shorter length of green ribbon in a bow or knot, and hot glue to your stem. Those will be the leaves. Hot glue the flowers to the tops of the stems. Apply the rhinestone swirl to the top. I thought it looked like clouds. :)

Done and done!


Shay, Chelsea and Jonas Allen said...

This is freakishly adorable and it depresses me. Yes, yes, it is very "easy" I am sure, and I'm sure you would continue to say that as I slaughtered it! WAAAAH! I want to be good at stuff! But in all seriousness, I am going to try this and maybe if I truly believe in miracles, it will turn out half as cute as yours. Thanks for the totes awesome idea!

Briana said...

Anytime! I'm so glad you like it. :)

And seriously, you couldn't slaughter it. Believe me.

Love ya!

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