A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 303,094
Currently Running With Scissors:
612 Guests and 16 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Recycled Calendar Inspirational Wall Art for my Girl.  (Read 763 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: March 13, 2011 08:35:27 AM »

We just painted the entire interior of our home and are slowly decorating each room.  My 6 year old wants decorations that are "cool and not babyish" and on International Woman's Day I had the idea to honor the most fabulous woman in training that I know by making her this:

Sorry for the dark and glared photos.  Very gloomy here that day and even matte modge podge tends to catch a glare from a camera flash.  My daughters walls are actually a medium green color and not the grey that appears in the photos.

This was a big step for me as I have never had an art class and tend to work with textiles, sew, and refurb furniture.  I generally leave kind of stuff up to my more arty hubby.  My daughter loves it though and hugged me several times that day for it so I think it was a success.

The heart is layered calendar pages and though it doesn't show, has a ripple effect on the edges that makes it a bit 3-D.  The flowers are scrapbooking supplies, black marker is sharpie, and I used acrylic paints for the yellow on the background and the two outlines of the heart.  The whole things has two coats of modge podge on it and I used modge podge to adhere the recycled paper heart and my daughters photo as well.  I used a cheap canvas from Michael's and I used push pins and gross grain ribbon to cover the edges of it.  

The piece contains three quotes:

-There is no need to reach for the stars.  They are deep within you, just reach deep into yourself!

-Go confidently in the Direction of your dreams.

-If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it!  - William A. Ward
« Last Edit: March 13, 2011 08:46:20 AM by 3Gs4Me » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soulmate to T and mama to 3 G's.  Avid sewer, crafter, gardener, and all around creative being!
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5795
Joined: 03-Oct-2009

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011 02:25:41 PM »

This is great!  She is going to treasure it!
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011 01:16:27 AM »

How wonderful and cute idea Cheesy and what a wonderful thing for a girl to receive

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Bria Murphy Behind-The-Scenes For Dark & Lovely
Hair How To: The Grecian Twist
Adele, Lana Del Rey and Madonna Set Bouffant Hair Trend
How Humidity Affects Hair
How to Get the Pinup-Girl Hairstyle
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Clever Containers for Cuttings
September 30, 2015 Featured Projects
Spotlight on: Spiral Veggies Recipes

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.