How have you been enjoying the blog hop so far? I always LOVE seeing what everybody has done, and I walk away feeling so inspired and ready to CREATE!!!
I hope you don’t mind, but today I’m sharing a SUPER SIMPLE home decor idea. I’ve been wanting to make this project for a while, so I’m glad I had an excuse to finally do it! All in all, it only took about 5 minutes to make it, so I don’t know why I just didn’t do it before. Ha ha ha! 😛
I found this 12×12 frame at Michael’s on clearance more than a year ago and only paid about $5 for it. I knew right away that I wanted to use it to make a monogram decoration, so I bought some Black Cricut vinyl with it . . . and then I proceeded to fight with my Cricut for about a year (yeah, I suck at Cricut, and TBH I just don’t want to invest the time into learning it like a pro–I’ll stick to my low-tech CM tools!!), until the other day when I finally decided to quit the fancy crap I had been trying to do and just cut out a single, large letter.
It was so easy to cut, peel, and stick the vinyl J onto the glass of the picture frame!!! I’ve seen lots of tutorials where people show you all the tips and tricks for working with vinyl, but with a simple shape like this, it was basically FOOLPROOF!! I just peeled the letter off the original sheet after it was cut and then stuck it on the glass immediately by hand, smoothing it out a bit at a time as I went. Seriously, that was it!
The thing I love most about a simple frame project like this is that you can personalize, seasonalize, or holiday-ize it just by changing the background paper inside–for example, this is some happy, spring-y butterfly paper from the Creative Memories Blend and Bloom Blue Paper Pack, and I will probably swap it out for something patriotic in a couple of weeks.
But also, how cute would this be in a nursery for a new baby??? Maybe even a whole series of framed papers with vinyl spelling out a name?!? (Oh, so many great ways to use this!! I hope all of my friends and family are looking forward to getting their own version of this at the next gift occasion I have with them, LOL!)
I know my project wasn’t exactly classic scrapbooking, but it certainly is scrapbook-adjacent! But keep on hopping to get your crafty fix for the day! Your next stop is Lisa’s Workshop with Lisa Brown.
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