Hello, It’s Lynda Lindley here today.
Are you ready for the highly anticipated Valentine’s Day yet?
Today, I have for you a quick and easy project that makes a great special gift.
Having a sister means you have a built-in best friend. I was lucky to have these amazing pictures taken of my girls and how much they love each other. I knew I wanted to create a project that would showcase that love so I edited the image to be black and white to emphasize how special the moment was. The addition of the red flowers to the frame is a symbol of the love between these two.
Here is my process:
Paint the entire frame using black paint.
Once the frame is dry, use liquid glue to adhere the black burlap to the frame. Cut out the center of the frame and set this piece aside to use later. It is often easier to make small cuts along the rounded edges and fold the individual sections in while gluing to get a nice smooth look. Set aside so it can dry.
To make the flowers, first cut a piece of wire about 8 inches long. Cut a piece of the burlap fringe about 8 inches long. Glue the wire to one end of the burlap strip. Make a fold the burlap like the letter M and press into the wire and glue as you turn. I made a few flowers using extra burlap scraps I had to practice making these flowers before I finally made three using the red burlap fringe I had for my final frame. Use the leftover scrap from the center of the frame to bunch together pulled fray pieces to form the flower centers.
Decide where on the frame you would like to place the flowers and twist the wire around the frame to secure them to the frame.
Cut a transparency to fit behind the frame opening.
Place your photo behind the transparency and your frame is ready!!!
Now all you need to do is find the photo to put in your frame to display.
Have a filled with love Valentine’s Day!
— Lynda –