>> Friday, September 10, 2010
Happy Friday, ya’ll! Let’s round out the work week with one of my latest DIY projects.
Remember this holy grail of wildflower prints courtesy of my Gran? The walls in my entryway were feeling pretty naked, and I felt good about dressing up this empty space a bit with a few fun (and free!) prints.
|- Prints to be framed|
|- Craft paper|
Now that we’ve gathered our gear, let’s get down to business.
Use the back of one frame to trace the craft paper.
Thanks to my pal, Lindsey, for the lovely caught-in-mid-trace-after-a-long-day-at-work-and-let’s-not-even-talk-about-the-humidity-that-led-to-that-ponytail action shot. You know how I feel about unkind sneak attacks…
Once the craft paper is cut to size, center the image and secure with a few pieces of tape on the backside of the print.
Then just pop back into the frame. One down, seven to go! Feeling good about it.
Once all of the frames are armed and ready for hanging, arrange them on a large piece of craft paper as you would want them to hang on the wall.
…and tape to the wall where the frames will hang. Save yourself the effort and your wall the dozens of holes that would result from trying to hang the frames off the cuff.
Mark the center of each frame outline, where the nail should be.
Once all of your nails are in place, rip the paper off of the wall like a maniac. Hands down, the most fun part of the project for me. My cats/assistants didn’t think so.
Hang frames, and call it a day. Complete!