Monday, February 22, 2010

Presenting my Present

I always like wrapping gifts in white paper.

Simply change the ribbon depending on the occasion.
It never fails to look simple yet eye-catching.

Yesterday, these gifts were supposed to come with me to a baby shower. But, my little Nugget had a fever, so I had to cancel.

Inside one of these boxes is my first attempt at decoupage work...

What do you think?

It was actually quite fun to make!

The distressed frame is from TJMaxx and all
the other materials are from Hobby Lobby.
I bought scrapbook paper, wooden letters, felt stickers
and sticky pearls-I had the doilies already and added them on
at the last minute-but I'm glad I did.
I think they add a little extra something.

This was my first experience using Mod Podge-messy!
But, after a while I got the hang of it.
I simply used an x-acto knife to outline each letter on different patterned paper leaving about an extra 1/2 inch all around the edges. Next, I quite sloppily brushed the front and back of the cut paper with the glue then brushed each piece onto a wooden letter. I was brushing continuously so the paper would adhere to the edges properly. Once the letters were drying, I lined the frame backing with paper and doilies and smeared the heck out of that with the glue. After it all dried and was into the frame, I lined it with the sticky pearls and glued the letters on. I added two tiny flower stickers in the corners and that's it. Done!

I hope she likes it!
Have a good day!

1 comment:

  1. That looks great! This blog is definitely inspiring me to get moving on decorating my house.