Have leftover scraps from your bunting project? Check out this thrifty way to make your fabrics do double duty as a festive background for signs you might need at your party. Without the letters, these textured fabric “pictures” would make beautifully simple wall decorations in your own home. Craft on!
Here’s what you need:
- inexpensive frames
- exacto knife
- coordinating cardstock
- omnigrid and rotary cutting mat (or a basic ruler and scissors)
- glue stick
- leftover fabric
- tape or some type of adhesive
- decorative, dimensional stickers
Here’s what you do:
1. Flip over your frame and use your exacto knife to remove the kraft paper backing from frame.
2. Remove everything from frame and separate into individual parts – glass, matting, picture, frame and backing.
3. Remove original picture and use tape to secure fabric piece to mat, as shown.
4. Measure and cut a piece of cardstock to cover original matting. I used a Olfa rotary cutter and mat and an Omingrid because I have them on hand, but a ruler and scissors would also work well.
5. Glue cardstock mat to original mat.
6. Put your frame back together, omitting the glass plate.
7. Use letter stickers to create your signs.
I have a square motif going with the baby shower and wanted to continue that with my signage. I found my inexpensive frames at the 99 cent store, colorful cardstock from my local Joann’s and my dimensional stickers (called “thickers” – how cute is that?) from Tuesday Morning (my inexpensive craft supply mecca!).
Total cost of the project: $4 for two, coordinating signs!