In a quest to spruce up the bathroom I took a piece I already had, Hallie's hair bow holder, which I wasn't in love with and turned it from
Love bathroom lighting, someday I may be smart enough to really be able to counter the nasty bathroom lighting effect with Mr. Canon, but until then we'll just take it outside. :)
Here's the tutorial...
12x12 Basic Wood Frame- Found at most craft stores, for around $7, use 40% coupon and love your savings!
12x12 cardboard (thick), cork board, foam board, wood, etc.
Double sided sticky tape
14x14 piece of fabric- fat quarter would be great for this!
2 Contrasting Fabric strips- 2x44"
Felt or other backing fabric
1. Spray Paint Your Frame Front, back and sides in a well ventilated area- please. And keep those kiddos away! If they are like mine, they'll be instantly attracted to it- "5 steps back! Go go go!" But hopefully they can't count and you lose track. :)
2. Iron the heck out of your 14x14 piece of fabric- my piece is not 14x14, it was the only scrap I had left. You'll basically just want to make sure that your fabric is big enough to cover the front and sides of your cardboard/foam/cork board plus about 2 inches.
3. Use Double-sided sticky tape on the front side. Lay your cork board on top of the fabric and press it down evenly. This will help your fabric stay put. I love Wonder Tape, this stuff takes the sticking business seriously. (and sadly I'm not being paid to say that!) I would have used a bit more, but I used the last off my roll, and I live in the boonies now so no more quick craft store/target runs for this girl anymore. :(
4. Wrap your board like you would a present. Use glue around the edges. I used quick grip (love this stuff!), but you could use your hot glue gun as well. I glued all the way around the edge of the board and pulled the fabric tight as I folded it over the edge. Then glue the "flaps" down to the back of the board.
Ignore the glue gun in the pic, that's a later step, just wanted to show you the back wrapped like a present. Nice even ugly edges- scrap piece remember. Yours can be pretty and even if you start with a 14x14 piece of fabric. :)
6. Make Fabric Flowers
7. Glue brads, beads, or sparklies to your flower. Figure out arrangement, then glue ribbon petals, beads, and flowers to your board. Make sure you pick off all of the little glue drops! I see I missed a couple... oops. :)
8. Use hot glue to attach the cork board to the frame.
9. Make sure your doggies are under control and snap a 1000 pics of your cute new wall hanging!