Sunday, December 1, 2013

Burlap and a Dollar Tree Ornament

During a recent trip to the Dollar Tree to pick up a gift bag,
 a package of 6 glittery snowflake ornaments made their way into my cart.
 
 
Believe it or not, this creation was not what I had in mind when I purchased the snowflakes.
 
I'll get around to creating my original idea and post about it later...
 
...but for now,
3 frames, craft spray glue, leftover burlap and white paint helped me pull this project together.
 
 
I removed the backing and glass from the frames and cut burlap to fit the backing.
 
 
using craft spray adhesive, I glued the burlap to the backing.
 
 
I also used the craft adhesive to glue the glittery snowflake ornament onto one of the burlap pieces
 
 
Using my computer, I printed a J and a Y onto a manilla folder to create stencils,
 
 
 by cutting them out with an exacto knife and painting over them with white paint.
 
 
 
I also sanded and painted the wood frames with the same white paint.
Once everything was dry, the frames got a heavy distressing and a clear matte finish.
 
 The glass and burlap backing were put back into the frames to create this JOY sign
 
 
 
 Here's another frame collage project that I used the same burlap and stencil technique on.
 
 
I have a few more frames in my stash so I may be making another sign or two.
Oh, and the original snowflake ornament project...
...I'll get to those this week, so check back in a few days to see what I make with them.
 
Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have made any projects with these fun ornaments.
 
 
'til next time,
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41 comments:

  1. This is such a super cute and quick craft! I have a few frames from the GW - I may have to "copy cat" you on this ;-)

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    1. Thanks JoAnn. That's where my frames came from too :)

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  2. This is so pretty, I love using burlap. Great use of the ornament too.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Burlap is definitely one of my favs too.

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  3. What a clever idea! Love the combo of the burlap and snowflake for the "o" ! So pretty! Thank you for sharing at Monday Funday! Featuring this later this week on our FB page! ;) Bonnie

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! I'll be looking forward to it!!!

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  4. I have that same snowflake and never would've thought to use it like that! I love this!! :)
    Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan! I'm sure however you have used your snowflakes they looked fabulous. You always have great decorating ideas!

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  5. What a clever and inspired DIY! I love this idea. Pinning it for future reference....so cute!

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  6. I love your JOY pictures! So simple, yet so cute! You have such beautiful ideas!
    Thanks!

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  7. I LOVE this! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. You're very welcome. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind note!

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  8. Hey Adina! It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations!
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/11/the-merriest-blog-hop-week-2.html

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    1. Hi Deonna,
      Thank you for the compliment and I'll be right over!

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  9. I love this idea. I sure home the small frames I wanted to get rid of are still in the garage!!

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    1. I hope you still have the frames too. I debated getting rid of these frames too, but I'm glad I hung onto them.

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  10. I pinned this to our junkers united board--it has been very popular! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Becky - thank you so much for pinning. I'm off to check out this junkers board!

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  11. LOVE this…may need to copy!!…please come visit…new post on bringing in the greens!!…Happy decorating, Mariaelena

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment Dee

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  13. I love how your project turned out! The ornament is a perfect touch with the burlap.
    catching you!
    gail

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    1. Thanks Gail. I'll be stopping back by your party to check out more of the creativity!

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  15. I absolutely love this project. In fact, I pinned it the other day before the party. So glad you shared it.

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  16. Love this!!! Great job! Can you point me towards your other project you mentioned?

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  17. Love this!!! Great job! Can you point me towards your other project you mentioned?

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  18. I <3 this super sweet diy series! Pinned Following you now:) Stop over. I posted doily pillowcase to this year's dollar party!

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  19. How pretty! What a fun project! I love how you used the snowflake for the "o"! So cute!

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  20. Oh my! This is just the perfect mix of rustic charm! Just love it! Pinning this one.

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  21. I did a project similar to this with painted dollar store frames, but I like the way yours turned out much better! Thanks for sharing this great project at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in this week’s Christmas craft roundup. http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/12/christmas-crafts-and-printables.html I hope you’ll stop by to grab a featured button and share your best Christmas recipes at tonight’s party for another chance to be featured! Wishing you very happy holidays!

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  22. I love how this turned out!! It is so easy but so so cute!! I would love it if you shared this at our wowza weekend link party!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

    http://mylove2create.blogspot.com/2013/12/wowza-weekend-link-party-34.html

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  23. Really cute with the three frames! Enjoy the season!
    JP

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  24. So cute. I'm going to make these. I'm trying to find a good font. Do you remember which font you used?

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