Saturday, July 4, 2009

Starry eyed

Happy 4th of July! I thought I would get a quick post in for the weekend.
Did you see this cute Patriotic window done by The Creative Crate? It was featured on U Create a couple of days ago. It reminded me of a project I did last year.
Which is pictured below. It is a regular picture frame from Wal Mart. I painted the frame and the back of the glass. The lettering is done with a dry erase marker. I change it with the seasons, I use it to record medication dosages and to write quick reminders. Wouldn't it be cute to have three of them, one above the other, the top and bottom smaller than the middle? You could write Home Sweet Home, Live Laugh Love and so on.Anyway, after seeing the flag, I knew I needed to do something similar, but with a frame a little easier to get a hold of. So, I got a $3 Wal Mart frame.
Painted the frame. Cut of a template of a star. (I used paper, which was a big mistake. Next time I will use contact paper.)

Painted the star.

Then stripes.

Not perfect, but I love it.

Another great affordable gift. You could do any season. I know I will be doing a Valentines day frame. The wipeable board is a great gift for Newly weds, they could write sticky sweet gaggy messages to each other or just about anyone. Also, a good affordable way to fill space on a wall and add color.


Xazmin said...

I love it! I'm sooo copying that! Happy 4th!

MiMi said...

I think it's great! I'm gonna copy it too! :)

Amy said...

Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Fourth of July...

Layla said...

I love this!! Great job!

Barb said...

Too cute idea!!!

I got lost though (not unusual for me).
Did you paint on the glass?
and you can use dry erase markers on it?

Love it!

Thanks for sharing.

barbara jean