While I was sitting on the floor making my Hot Glued Flower I reached over to grab something and knelt on my plastic box of pins and it shattered. Within my reach was a chunk of Styrofoam, a scrap of fabric, my ribbons and my still-warm hot glue gun. So here was my spur of the moment pin cushion.
I wrapped the styrofoam with the fabric (like a present!) and hot glued the edges. I used the ribbon to hide the rough edges. The longest part was putting the pins in. I didn’t think I had that many!
This is a simple idea to hold pictures, messages or kid’s artwork. I wanted mine in my craft room to hold ideas. For now.
I created this wall hanging for our apartment to make it look a little more homey. The frame itself was a bit hideous in the beginning, but I had found it at Goodwill for a decent price.
First, I mod poodged scrapbook paper to the frame.
Next I painted the extra cardboard in the frame black.
The gray and flowers paper you see is just plain white cardstock that I laid out and painted by hand. In the swirls are me and my husband’s names. After painting all the flowers, leaves and swirls I used a silver paint and a stiff bristly brush to lightly texture over everything. These papers were then glued to the cardboard backing.
Next the ribbon was glued to the backing, and the bow tied afterwards.
I made my own stencils from cardstock so that they would last longer than one use. I still have them in a folder. I stenciled “Love” onto the same scrapbook paper used for the frame, and backed them with brown paper. These were then glued on.
The cardboard was then put into the frame, carefully so that the bow would look good and not crushed funny. It was the only thing that hung on the wall in our first apartment, and still hangs on the wall in our home.