Hey everyone! I want to share the easiest project I think I've ever done and I will be doing a few of these for Christmas presents for all the teens and tweens in our family.
First I purchased a couple large painters canvases from Joann's...this was a two pack on sale for 12.99.
This is a candleabra with rhinestones included. All from Joann's. It was 14.99 I believe on sale.
Just think contact paper...where one side is sticky and the other is peel off paper.
Next at the bottom of the canvas I measured a middle mark and lightly made a mark with a pencil for a starting point for me.
Next I started peeling off the back side of the paper and rubbed it down onto the canvas. It was workable and I had to lift it off a couple times. It was not too sticky so it came up easy and wasn't stuck forever in the wrong place!
Continued to peel off the back paper and rubbing down the design as I went. Was very easy....
When I was done I wanted to age and distress the edges. So I got into my scrap book supplies and pulled out distressing ink and charcoal...
I just rubbed the edge of the canvas with the ink pad and went heavy on the corner...then after that I used the sponge dabber and rubbed charcoal over the ink....it smoothed it out and distressed it a little more.
Haha...see my daughter in the background pinned to the wall in my sewing room.
Once I was done distressing it I put on the little sticky rhinestones that came in the package. I might get some more though...I liked how they added bling to the picture!
Below is a picture of her and her dad. We spray painted the frame and added rhinestone art to the corner...it was in the scrapbook section at Michaels...and it was pink!
We made the scrap board from nine pieces of square scrapbook paper and then added wood trim around it. Saw the finished version in the Pottery Barn Teens catalog for a couple hundred dollars. Ours was about 15.00 total.
All her soccer awards and ribbons from High School. She's 20 now and much more interested in her sweetheart... So I"m sure the ribbons will eventually be taken down and packed away....awww...
Our kids' childhood went by so quickly! I'm not ready to pack any thing away just yet!
Above I found this graphic on google images "printable chandelier" and I printed it off on to photo glossy paper....matted it with scrapbook paper and added a black spray painted frame. Very inexpensive wall art.
Above was a ugly metal Christmas frame I spray painted and then decoupaged with black and pink scrapbook paper. She usually keeps her earrings and perfume here when she is home from college.
I found two of these baskets at Goodwill Thrift this week which are perfect in her room. I put some of her purses in this one at the edge of the bed.
This one holds spare pillows. See the picture in the lower right...that is me and her when she was a tiny little thing....waaaaah...I'm missing her doing this post. But all the kids will be home for Thanksgiving! Yay!
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