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Sunday, December 4, 2011

DIY Sundays: Homemade Initialed Frames

I've decided to start dedicating each and every Sunday post to a DIY project.  Something lately has triggered the inner Martha in me (maybe Pinterest?) and I keep thinking up ideas to do around the house whether it be organizational, crafty, a homemade version of a store bought item, or something that caught my eye saying 'I can do this'.

So I hope you start looking forward to DIY Sundays as much as I do.  This doesn't mean I actually do this activity on a Sunday (come on, I have two kids under the age of 2, nothing is ever really planned), but I will definitely post about it on Sunday.

Let's dig into my first project.

A few weeks back I posted on DIY Holiday Gifts.  I'm pretty sure that is what started this whole 'I can do everything' craze.  I featured a homemade initialed frame, that really caught my attention.

Well, over the weekend I made a couple of my own.  If you are a family member and reading this, and have figured out that one may be for you for Christmas, please act surprised when you open it...

For a young girl's room

For a front door or over the fireplace

Another one for a young girl's room
Honestly, I didn't even research this one.  I just took the bull by the horns and made them.  All you need is:
  • Picture frame
  • Spray paint
  • Wooden letters (some letters may require a hole to be drilled for the yarn)
  • Yarn
Use old picture frames if you have them, the more rustic looking the better.  Choose your color scheme and run with it.  Wrap yarn tightly around frame sides and use small slip knots on the back side to secure.  A great decorating piece for your front door, a kid's bedroom or above the mantle or fireplace.

Aren't they cute?

The husband even helped by drilling a hole in one of the letters for me.  And when I wasn't looking I'm sure he was rolling his eyes.

What DIY Projects have you tackled lately???

Would you like to comment?

  1. You should link up to Laura's Thrifty linkup she does on Sundays.

    The DIY projects I've been tackling lately are all wedding related! Made the boutonnieres, corsages, the cake topper, and the card box. This week I need to make mine and my cousin's bouquets and the table numbers.

  2. Yep - already thought about linking up to Laura's page! That wedding of yours is coming soon!

  3. This is a very cute and doable idea. Nice job!

  4. love these and they look like you bought them great idea for a theme on your blog

  5. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)December 5, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Ugh, I am so NOT creative. I haven't tackled any DIY projects, but I really admire people who can make pretty things! The frames are really nice!

  6. Those turned out so great Ally!!! I love that idea

  7. Thanks jenn! I'm really trying to be economically "friendly" this year!