Thursday, October 20, 2011

DIY Picture Frames (Decorate Your Home Series)

Have old picture frames laying around and don't know what to do with them? Here's a project that turns something old into something new!

I recently moved and discovered that one of my picture frames wasn't so lucky to make it here alive! (broken glass). So instead of throwing the lovely frame away.. I decided to revamp this old picture frame into something new.

For this project you will need:
Scrap fabric of your choice (2 different types)
Hot glue gun/ sticks

total cost for this project about $4 dollars or in my case (totally free :) )

Step 1: take the glass out of the picture frame and remove the back card board

Step 2: cut out fabric large enough to cover the front end of the cardboard

Step 3: Glue fabric to card board to provide a back drop for your picture frame

Step 4: Find a flower pattern of your choice and cut out pattern pieces. (in my case i used a square then trimmed edges to make a rounded rectangle then i glued the bottom piece of the flower to form the shape of the petal)

Step 5: Design pieces to fit in a pattern then glue down in its proper space

Whala!! you have a brand wall art for your newly 
decorated home!

Monday, October 17, 2011

DIY Twine Coasters (Decorate your home series)

As promised... This is an inexpensive way to add a little bit of character to your home for as little as 2 bucks!

For this project you will need:
(twine, cork coaster, hot glue gun)

I brought some twine from walmart (also available at the dollar tree for 1 dollar) and some cork coasters from Ikea for 99 cent

Step 1: Start your gluing around the coaster edge and continue around until you reach the next row. (I glued the edge down towards the center so that I could cover it up with the twine as I went around the coaster.

SN: as you can tell I chose to use the non decorative side so that way the coaster can be exchanged between the designs so its kind of like a two for one deal! (smart right?? I know... HA!)

Step 2: Continue gluing the twine around the coaster until you reach its center.

Repeat step one and two for the other three coasters. Then whala! you have your very own twine coaster set! 

Easy as pie right??? Hope you enjoyed this post and try it for yourself! These not only decorate your home but make great housewarming presents as well!