|Maggie's wall art hanging above her crib|
What I used:
A 3-pack of plain wood frames is $1.99 at Ikea. I bought two packs. I Googled the different letters I wanted, searched images, and chose the best black and white versions of the letters for Maggie's name. They look funky and awesome, and were free! Can't beat that! I already had the red ribbon, craft glue, panel board nails, and white acrylic paint lurking in my craft box. For the sake of coming up with the total cost, I listed the cost of the ribbon and paint, since I remember how much they cost when I purchased them. (When I buy things for a bargain, I tend to remember!)
So here's my list of items for this project....
- 6 plain wood frames from Ikea ($3.98)
- white acrylic paint (already in my craft box, but cost $1 a few months ago)
- craft glue (lurking in my craft box)
- red ribbon ($1 in clearance bin at fabric store)
- two panel board nails (found in husband's toolbox)
- black and white fancy letters (free!)
Final cost: $5.98! Not too shabby!
Here are some close-ups of the finished project...
|Note the different funky letters - I wanted all of them to be black & white, but different fonts. |
I used landscape and portrait orientations by accident based on which letters fit in the frames.
|I hung bows at the top and bottom of the long ribbon.|
|I glued the frames onto the ribbon first, then hung the ribbon from the panel board nails.|
|I painted one coat of white and sanded to create a distressed look.|
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