Monday, June 23, 2008

fabric frames

Monday again, and we're back with our last bit of fabric inspiration for the month before we announce our winner next week!

Today I'm sharing these fun (and simple!) picture frames:

"Fabric Frames" by Talia Audenart

(supplies: frames: Ikea; felt butterflies, chipboard letter: Heidi Swapp; flower: Prima; button: KI Memories; other: tulle, fabric)

I don't know about all of you, but I always have a little stash of Ikea frames in my studio. As I had all of my fabric sitting out, I noticed my frames...and then I ended up with these! The little touch of fabric to these frames gave them just what they needed to enhance my photo, and add a little touch of pink to my daughter's bedroom.

Adding the fabric to these frames was very's brief how-to:

1. I placed a layer of felt underneath my fabric to make it a little puffy. Cut your felt to size (according to the frame or matte you are using). Adhere felt to background using a strong double-sided adhesive. (I used scrappy tape)

2. Cut fabric about 1.5 inches larger than your background or matte. Lay the fabric face down on your work space. Lay the background or matte, felt side down, on top of fabric. Fold edges of fabric tightly over the edge of your background, and adhere down with masking tape. Do this to all 4 sides. (I used lots of tape!)

3. If you covering a photo matte, once you are done step 2, then cut out the fabric where the picture will go, leaving a little bit of fabric so that you can fold it over the edges and tape it down, the same way you did to the outer edges.

4. Embellish as desired, add photos and you're done!

When I am making home decor projects I like to keep them simple...nothing too busy or involved. Now that I made these, I am thinking of all the fabric that I can add to my picture frames to make them just a *teeny* bit more fun. Hehe!! Hope you like them.

Okay, so this is the last time I'm gonna say have till this Sunday night to email us your fabric submissions. Remember, it can be a page OR a project, and each person can send us 2 submissions in total. Email us your work to with your first and last name. Thank you so much ladies!!!

We'll be back in a week with our winner!

Tal & Kim:)


Lindsay Dawne said...

What a great gift, wedding...I love the idea of the inital in a frame! So cute! Love it, love it, love it!!

s a n s k u :) said...

Love them!

Anonymous said...

These are such a great idea. I love them! Can't wait to make a couple for my kids bedrooms with coordinating fabrics from their decor.
Thanks for the great ideas.

Bobbi-Jo said...

I absolutely love these!

Dana said...

I just love them! Especially the one with the initial G and butterflies - what a fabulous idea, girl!

Kimmie said...

these are fantastic!

Jamie said...

Another fab idea from The Goodie Box Girls. Thanks!

Please know that I am working on my photo pillow project. Not sure that I am going to be able to get it done by Sunday but please know that you girls have inspired me this month.

Take Care!

Amanda L. said...

gorgeous project!

Cathy said...

i love this, make a little gift.

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