Sunday, August 10, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Grab your measuring tape and hold it just under your bust. Measure from here down to the length you want the hem of your dress.
Lay your fabric out flat on the ground. You are going to be measuring up from your hemmed edge. Measure the length you took from above and add 1/2 inch. Cut the fabric.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Run a line of hot glue along one side of the inside of the frame and fold over the burlap pressing it into the hot glue. Be careful not to burn your fingers. You want the edge of the burlap to be at the edge of the back of the burlap along with wood frame so the wood is completely covered. Repeat with all four sides, leaving the corners loose.
Now to conquer the corners. They will look like this right now, all bunched up with fabric.
Lift the corner up so all the excess fabric is pulled up off the frame.
Tuck the corners in and push the outer edge out so it flattens down against the wood frame.
Lift up one side and run hot glue down the side.
Then press it down flat.
Lift up the other edge and run a line of hot glue down it.
Press it down flat.
Now lift up the top corner flap.
Fold it down on itself and run a line of hot glue around the edge and across the fold.
Fold it back down pressing it into the corner of the wood frame.
It will fit nice and snug into the corner.
Repeat with all four sides.
You can now turn over the frame. It is complete.
Grab two clothes pins and paint them black. Once they are dry place a line of hot glue down the back side and glue to the wooden frame. Place them so the tops of the clothes pins line up with the top of the burlap frame and are supported by the wood frame. Evenly space them on the top so they hold pictures correctly and look pleasing to the eye.
And that's it. Super Easy. We are going to have 8.5X11 papers printed out with different quotes that they can chose from to take home to have something to hang on them right away or to use if they are gifting them. I found the one pictured at Nest Of Posies.
I like to keep the crafts for Fabulous Friday (or Super Saturday) easy, useful, and unique... (This is the fifth time I have been involved with this event, the third time I have been in charge. I kind of have it down to an art.) I have selected all of our crafts already. I will be posting them here and then I will post how I do the sign up sheets and how I organize the actual night. I hope it will help a few of you in your journey!