(i ooh & aah over SO many things on etsy really...)
but for me, it's not realistic to drop $20 on something i'm going to hang on the wall.
especially since it's not a necessity.
add in the frame & you are really pushing the limit on what i'm willing to spend.
i decided to use picnik to make my own.
i mean, if people use photoshop to make stuff like that...
& picnik is 'photoshop' for
|(in all the below photos the black line is where his middle & last name are.. just blacked out for our safety)|
& color combos
& i kept feeling like it was missing something..
some design element.
i wasn't feeling any of the stickers available.
but i wanted something other than text.
& then the idea hit me.
so i ran (ok!.... i walked) into the babe's room & dug out the scraps from his bedding..
& got to work cutting up little squares to bring in some color & mimic the bedding design.
|(this is the quilt my mom & aunt made from my design idea it's kinda just stuck up there. i haven't figured out what i want to do with this wall yet....)|
after i printed it out on textured 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, i placed the glass from the frame over top to figure out placement. (i avoid math as much as possible & just eyeball it)
traced around the glass & then cut it out.
i put the little hand cut squares (no perfect measurements here either) in the middle & stuck them down with glue dots.
put it in the frame & put the frame back together & i was done.
the hardest part was figuring out what font i wanted.
(seriously... that took like 2 hours.)
this is the wall it is going on, but i don't trust myself to hang it well, so i'm waiting on the hubs
plus, the wall faces the window & i couldn't get a clear picture (that didn't reflect me in my pjs)
i'm VERY happy with it.
especially since hobby lobby facilitated the completion by having their frames 50% off this week...
& as soon as the other wall piece is finished & they are both up i'll share the whole wall with you.
supplies: frame, cardstock, scraps of fabric, glue dots & scissors. total cost WITH tax: $11.
ya can't beat that!