Monday, 20 January 2014

Framed Wildflowers


Do you love wildflowers? I sure do.  My husband picked this up for me at a garage sale a long time ago.  It is just a poster that was stuck to a piece of cardboard glued to the frame.  I've been wanting to so something with it for a while, but just didn't have the inspiration.  Well inspiration hit this week and so this is what I came up with.


I re-taped the poster to the cardboard and then re-glued it to the frame.  Then I added a couple layers of ribbon along the bottom, and some swatches of material that I pulled out of an old lampshade last summer.  (the lamp shades plastic was coming apart)  I then made some jute bows, some blue lacy ribbon 'leaves' that I added to the flowers and pulled out a metal frame/tag thingy and a metal sentiment and metal butterflies.  Then for the more 'natural' part.  I snagged some pussy willows from a display in my livingroom and tied them together with some ribbon, jute and ribbon.  I of course glued them together and then glued them to the picture (I didn't want to, but I could find no other way that looked ok to  me. ).  So that's it.  I think it's far pretty to look at now as I walk down my stairs. :)
Here are some close up pics of the details. You can click on the pictures to see them bigger to if you want.





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9 comments:

Feikje said...

Lovely done Jennifer!

SarahGeorge said...

It's beautiful! Pretty addition to your home :)

Karen Murray said...

I love the picture and the willows tied with ribbon are so perfect for it.

Danielle Dunn said...

Did a good job Mom!

Tracy said...

You gave that photo a beautiful face lift Jennifer. Now you can enjoy it with your own crafty touch. hugs!

Sandy said...

You did a great job on this! Love the lace and flowers and all the little touches!

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful Jennifer. Ya gotta love garage sales. Hubby has good taste. Nice what you did with it.

Debbie said...

Beautiful project, Jennifer!! I love wild flowers and pussy willows!!!

bumblebee creations said...

wow, is this ever gorgeous!! I have some items in the garage that I picked up a while back from a second hand store...maybe I better get out there and look them over!! I have blog candy...I hope you can join in!