The Hello Spring collection is perfect for all your Spring projects but it just so happens to match my oldest daughter’s room. Despite the 5 year age difference, my two daughters are very close and just adore each other. I realized the other day that they don’t have pictures of themselves together in their rooms so I decided to change that.
I started out with a $1 frame from my local craft store. It seemed to flat and boring so I decided to give it a fun, multi-dimensional look.
To begin, I pulled out all of the double sided 6x6 and 12x12 papers from the collection. I wanted a good variety for what I had in mind. I then cut them in strips of varying widths. I kept some with straight edges and I used border punches on others. Once I had multiple strips from multiple papers cut and punched, I cut them into 2 1/1” strips, folded them in half (being careful not to crease them) and glued the edges together. I repeated this step until I had enough loops to cover my frame, which happened to be 84. You may need more or less depending on the size of your frame. Be sure to also cut strips to cover the edge of my frame if you get a plain frame like I did.
Once I had all the loops, I started gluing them down on the frame with regular liquid adhesive. I started at the bottom of the frame, placing them next to each other in a row. As I moved my way up the frame, I overlapped the2nd layer slighter over the 1st and so on until I reached the top of the frame. I had to make sure that no two loops were the same right next to each other but overall this step was fairly quick.
Next, I added the “You Make Me Smile” dimensional sticker to the top left corner and I added the Felt Sticker Flowers and Stick Pins to the bottom right to draw all the elements together
I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today. I actually filmed a short video of my creative process while making this frame, which is available to view on my blog.
Please visit Heather's blog The Spotted Leopard for a video tutorial on her project.
Have a wonderful day!