This past weekend as I was changing out St. Patty’s Day decor with Easter….I realized I needed a new art piece to hang above our mantle.
Thing was, purchasing one wasn’t in the budget….so I went on a treasure hunt in the house.
I found some old frames: one for me & one for Georgia.
We each picked out the fabric we wanted and cut strips out leaving just a few inches on each side of the open frames.
Next up: STAPLE GUN!
I tried getting Georgia to use it, but it packs too much of a punch for her (little scary 😧 to me too, to be honest…you could totally hot glue too) Since we had one, I stapled the strips to the back of the frame to hold in place.
Now to make the cross….flip the frame over and use wire to tie at the place the fabric intersects. Don’t have wire? Got any old bread twist-ties? Those will work too! Or, I suppose string would work as well….wire just makes the next step easier.
And the finishing touch: COMPLETELY up to you! Use some Ribbon and tie a bow, use the wire to add a flower, glue a BIG BUTTON…or like we did: add a broach or pin.
Ours are a little extra special to us because they were our Grandmas’
The Pearl one from my Grandma Flo…
And Georgia’s pin was her grandma’s (my mom’s)
I’m super happy how these turned out. Plus they put an added smile on my heart when I see a part of my family in them.