Monday, May 2, 2011

DESIGNERS CRAFTS CONNECTION - FIRST MONDAY PROJECT

Our theme this month for the Blog Hop is of course - Mother's Day!

With next Sunday being the day that we celebrate Mom, I have created a grouping of picture frame flower plaques. My Niece Marlee and I got to work on turning these inexpensive wooden plaques from a craft store into flowers featuring - you guessed it - HER!



We used three different photos and color copied them. Then cut them out and decoupaged them to the plaques with Mod Podge Matte from Plaid and let dry while we selected our decorative papers from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite and Thrift Shop collections. We cut scallops, circles, petals and leaves then adhered them to the dimensional edges of the plaques with Aleene's Tacky Glue from i Love to Create. Next came trims, ribbons and lace tucked into the paper layers with Aleene's Fabric Fusion from i Love to Create. Finally we created a tissue paper flower, beaded petals and attached a bumble bee from the craft store to each frame along with a cute hanger using Craft Glue Dots.

Now Marlee has a great gift for her Mommy, her Gandmom and her Grammy for Mother's Day - and it only took a few hours on Sunday afternoon. I love crafting with my Nieces and Nephews!

Use the Designer Crafts Connection link on the left sidebar to "hop" forward or backward to the next blog and ENJOY!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Thanks for stopping by -Beth

6 comments:

Cindy Rippe said...

Awwww....sweet!

megpiedesign said...

What fun ornaments!! I love anything that incorporates a photo ... too cute!!

Michelle Cummings said...

so cute! I love anything to do with flowers! :)

Julie McGuffee said...

Great idea! Photos, flowers - nothing better for Mothers' day :)

Laura Bray said...

Very cute. I love ric rac and flowers, so this is the perfect project for me.

Lynda said...

This is such a cute idea to incorporate photos and flowers for mom. Nice job!