|Amber so proud of her crafting abilities 😉|
Yesterday my friend, Amber, and her sister, Michelle, joined me for the Michaels Pinterest Party at our local store! Michaels and Hometalk sponsored this fun event all across the country where anyone could utilize the Michaels classroom to work on a project from inspired by Pinterest. The store had project ideas available to use for inspiration (with assistance available from their friendly staff), or you could come with your own ideas from Pinterest (which we did).
|Michelle hard at work!|
I knew I wanted the time to be “productive” in that I wanted to work on something I needed to make anyway, and I had quite a list of potential subjects! I decided on frames for my entryway built-ins that I continue to struggle with styling. I think if I keep everything consistent – same baskets and same size/style frames – then it won’t seem so chaotic in that corner.
Since that is an area where I keep some puzzles, books and toys for the daycare kids, I decided I’d make one frame for each of the girls (mine included), and (eventually) put each of their photos in them. I started with an unfinished frame…from Michaels, of course…for only $1 each! (#Michaelsscore) The frames have little dowels in the back to hold them up, but not glass or plastic cover for the photo. I have an idea for that, which I’ll share maybe tomorrow. I had ideas of how to embellish each one, but not a very specific plan, so I gathered up several possible supplies (acrylic paints, washi tape, felt, buttons, chipboard letters) and started by painting each one a different color.
|Madi’s frame (LOVE that ribbon!|
|Mya’s (the reason I bought that cute ribbon!)|
|And my daughter, Faith’s!|
I still need to do some rearranging on the shelves, and need to order photos for each frame. I think I may also go back and monogram each one. I love the washi pennant on Abby’s, and the felt flowers were such a cheap & easy way to embellish three of the frames. I am in love with the washi and buttons that I got at Michaels…they added a feminine country touch. These were such a fun project!