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crafting and toothless

September 7, 2011

A week before returning to Bloomington I had the pleasant experience of having my wisdom teeth removed.  One infection, 2 weeks worth of antibiotics and 17,462,827,392 bowls of ice cream later, I’m happy to say I have finally recovered. Having been reduced to an involent, I was forced to seek out new forms of entertainment that didn’t require eating solid foods. Naturally I would turn to feeding my insatiable appetite for trashy TV, however when I started overloading the bronzer and teasing my poof, I knew I had to stop.

Naturally my second step was to begin crafting and make decorations for my desk at school. My goal was to make a unique whiteboard for my roommates and I. This is what I came up with.

#1. Go to a vintage furniture shop and find any antique frames that catch your eye. I personally like gold gilded frames. If you’re looking to save money, try and find a frame thats a standard size. You’ll see why in a bit.

#2. Go to the nearest craft store and ask the framing desk to cut you styrofoam to fit the inside of the frame. Then find whatever pattern tickles your fancy to stick in the frame and cut enough fabric to fully cover the backing. I bought an anchor iron-on patch to add a little more color to the frame. As for the glass (what makes the frame a whiteboard) find a discount pre-packaged frame that you can easily remove the glass from. This is usually cheaper than having someone cut the glass for you.

#3. Lay your fabric pattern side down and cut diagonally on the corners to remove excess fabric.

#4. Glue the edges of the fabric onto the foam board. Add any extra detail to the front of the board before you place it in the frame.

#5. Finally assemble your frame with a flat panel of glass in front and you’re  finished!

Boo to dry sockets. Yipee for crafting!

A la frames, a la cheap crafts, and of course…

A la mode,


One Comment leave one →
  1. Panda permalink
    September 7, 2011 10:08 pm

    Love it Sher!!! Glad I got to see your beautiful frame before we left. Now make one for my door in DG too?? Miss you love you! Panda

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