Wednesday, August 24

DIY: love bird frames

first up, THANK YOU for all your congrats and well wishes. my heart is full from your sweet comments and encouragement. we appreciate you so very much. secondly, i experienced my first earth quake yesterday. holla. the boys were napping and i was sitting on the couch, and all of the sudden, it felt like there was a large animal underneath the cushion jumping up and down. i realize this is impossible but that is what it felt like. then some things started shaking, clothes in our closet started swaying, and foster woke up… of course. and then that was it. weirdness.

third of all, we stayed late at our adoption course last night and finished what was to be next week's last class. so we're done! it's so crazy. our home study is scheduled and on the our calendar for mid september. we are so excited and it feels sort of surreal.

lastly, kara, britt o, and the lowes -- you won yourselves some beach body goodies. email me today!

anyways, i do have a DIY for you today. i have no real name for it, but i like to think of it as a shadow box of sorts… with no box. so i titled it love bird frames because i cut out little birdies and it's holding pictures of me and my love. so, naturally, that should be the name.

supplies:

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picture frames (nothing but the frame, people. nothing but the frame)
lace trim, twine, bias tape, rick rack, or any other string like thing
small paper doilies
letter stamps
hot glue
scissors

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i stamped sayings onto the paper doilies, you could print them on or whatever you would like. i like the stamped look. from there i started to hot glue my twine and lace trim up, down, over, across, and however i liked it.

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i cut out the two birds from an old anniversary card i gave caleb a few years ago. i hot glued everything… little bows, little rick rack flower, the doilies, and put them wherever i fancied. i did glue the pictures, too. which will leave a mark on them and they may not be salvageable, but i have copies of these.

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to enforce the lace and baker's twine i hot glued a little square of card stock over each end on the back of the frame.

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and voila … love bird frames.

20 comments:

  1. Wow I love it! What cute simple decorations! I am always looking for good DIY for the house!

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  2. What a cute idea! Congrats on your news! I'm so happy for you and your family!

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  3. impressive! I am all about anything that can be accomplished with a hot glue gun. and lord knows the boys have broken the glass out of enough of my frames already. it's like they were prepping for this DIY. sweet.

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  4. what a darling project! i love your stamped sayings. i love you.

    xo

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  5. Those look really vintage-y...if that sounds right. I love them! Will you make some for me???

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  6. So cute. And I love the color of those frames.

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  7. I always love your DIY projects. And congrats on your new additions.

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  8. Good luck with the homestudy, not sure how different it is (if at all) from a homestudy done in the foster system but it was a long process of us. You will be so glad when it is done! Cute project!

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  9. once again, another fun DIY! thanks for sharing. :)

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  10. i love these! i esp love the stamped look of it too!!

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  11. well this is adorable! (and i love "do small things with great love." so true.)

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  12. These are so cute. I have a few frames just waiting for a project. Now I know what to do!

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  13. That is so adorable! What a great idea. I love the little stamped sayings. So sweet. Thanks for sharing!
    xo,
    jessie

    http://sweetlilsomethings.blogspot.com/

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  14. as always I Love Your d.i.y.
    your wreath d.i.y. introduced me to the blog world. have i told you that? why YES i think i have.
    xxO

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  15. those are very cute. we felt the earthquake here yesterday and it was crazy!

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  16. Oh wow, how cute!

    These are all great, I love the use of paper doilies - I usually turn these into snowflake decorations at christmas :)

    Niki @ LQM&M
    xo

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