So here is one of the DIY's I did for my little girl's 2 year old birthday party! I took some photos of her a few days earlier and had them printed out so that I could hang 3 of them up for her party. Yes, I did actually coordinate one of her outfits to match her birthday decor...lol!
So this is really easy...I just fumbled around until I figured out what I wanted. I knew I wanted to hang the photos on the wall behind my dining room table. I haven't decided how I want to decorate that large wall yet, so there wasn't anything on it to move.
I had already purchased the Minnie Mouse Honey Comb decorative balls that are typically hung from the ceiling....however, once I opened them, I realized how small they are and wouldn't look right hanging them where I had planned. This is when I decided I would only open them halfway and tape them to the wall with double sided tape above the frames.....giving the illusion that the frames were hanging from them.
I purchased a black and white polk a dot ribbon and taped them to the backs of the frames and to the wall....The frames were actually attached to the wall via Command Velcro Strips.
1. Measure and cut ribbon to equal lengths of your choice. (1 per frame)
2. Decide where you want your frames on the wall, measure and place command strip on back of frames.
3. Tape the ribbon to the back top corners of the frames and place on the wall...tape top pointed part of ribbon to wall that will be underneather the minnie mouse honey comb ball or whatever your topper will be.
4. Secure your topper (minnie mouse honey comb ball, ribbon, signs, etc...) to the wall covering the top point of the ribbon...thus giving the illusion that they are hanging from the topper.
So, these are 3 frames that I have on the wall beside my fireplace in our great room. Our ceilings in this room are approximately 20 ft high so there was a large open space on the wall. I didn't want to clutter it with furniture, so I decided on framed photos I took. The top photo is from Savannah, Georgia (one of my favorite small towns every!) I named my daughter after that town, if that tells you how much I love it! Anyway, the middle photo is from one of our trips to Germany when we were standing at the top of the Alps. Beautiful site. The photo on the bottom is from Mexico when we visited the Mayan ruins.
The top and bottom frames were from my grandmother. They were originally old and a not so pretty brown color. The middle frame was a gold frame. All I did was paint them with a flat solid white or cream color paint. I then painted them with a satin beige colored paint...very lightly....making sure not to let it seep into the details of the wood, so that the base color would shine through to show the detail. I think I actually used a sponge brush to lightly paint the beige paint. Very easy and inexpensive.
Here are two frames that I received from someone. They were orginally baby blue with flowers on them. The were Pottery Barn frames, but I didn't have any use for the color and design. I spray painted them black and then used beige paint and lightly brushed over them. I printed out some photos I took of a cafe we visited in Prague...It was a french cafe, so when I found this sign, I thought it would be fitting to place over these photos.
Below is the guest room in my home. When we first moved in, I knew I wanted this room to be relaxing and soothing for our guests. I didn't however, want to spend a bunch of money purchasing new furniture for the room. We had a couple of pieces we considered getting rid of, so I thought PAINT! Yes, I will paint almost anything! The bed was my mom's bed. She passed away in 2011, so this is a nice way to remember her. The bed was originally and oak color, so I decided to distress it white. I loved the outcome!
Not only did I paint the bed, but I also painted the table lamps. They were some inexpensive lamps I purchased years ago, just because we needed lighting in a particular room, not for decor puposes. I never liked the bronze color of them orginally.
My sweet little girl Savannah will be 2 years old this weekend! I am so excited and a little sad all at the same time. She is in love with Minnie Mouse, so I decided that will be the theme of the party. I will take pictures of everything this weekend. I wanted to share this little craft project that was very spontaneous. I went to Walmart this morning to pick up a few things and let Savannah browse the toy isles for what seemed to be hours....lol! This is her favorite outting right now. Anyway, while I was there I decided to check out the arts and crafts section. I noticed these cute foam letters. I looked to see if they had enough to spell Savannah's name....and they did. Then I thought, what could I do with this? I knew I wanted to use it in the decor for her birthday party somehow. Since her name is pretty long and I have an 8 ft long table in my dining room where her party will be...I figured it would make a great centerpiece that could go down the middle. I knew I had some wood skewers at home, so I found these 3 inch styrofoam cubes that I could stick them in and stick the letter on top. I bought some ribbon (although I am 1 pack of ribbon short....I'll go back later to grab it) to wrap around the cubes. I hope you all enjoy this little craft project!
Below is my table with all supplies need:
1. 3 inch styrofoam cubes
2. Ribbon (amount will be determined by how many letters you have)
4. hot glue gun
5. 11.75 inch skewers
6. spray paint for skewers
I cut the ribbon into 12 1/2 inch pieces to wrap around the cube and hot glue as you go.
I used 11.75 inch long wooden skewers.
I used a white gloss paint. I prefer Krylon....but for this....you could use anything. I just happened to have this already.
I used 3 inch styrofoam cubes.
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