Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fall Wall Hanger

I've been enjoying all fall crafts that are popping up on blogs, and recently came across this fun project. I decided to recreate my own version, while trying to use mainly materials from my craft stash. I did a pretty good job too, I was only short five of the jump rings used to connect each panel together.
I also changed the sizes to 4X6 because I already have a big stack of already printed photos that I need to do something with. Plus then I only needed 2 pieces of 12X12 chipboard to make all the panel backings. These four are some of my very favorite fall pictures of ER, taken when she was a 15 months old. It was also the first year we moved back from Santa Fe.

It was pretty easy to make in an evening and now I can see my favorite pictures and they aren't hidden away upstairs. I followed the design of the model fairly closely for where to place the elements, like photos and letters.
The papers are textured and I lifted some elements up on pop dots, like one of the owls on a bottom panel. I used some 3-D embellishements, like the pumpkin, gourds, and leaves that also have a fuzzy texture. I thought that was a fun touch. I also used some rub-ons I got in a package from Target's Dollar Section. The large letters were hand cut and Brad cut the dowel to size for me. I have added this to a fun new linky party I just discovered, Make Your Monday over at Twice Remembered. There are a lot of creative people there so be sure to pop on by for some inspiration! It's also part of my friend Heidi's Craft Challenge over at Blue Eyed Blessings. We took a few months off, but are back in full swing now and we'd love for you to join us too!

29 Friends Said:

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Your wall hanging is perfect and fun to look at.

Also, I have to say... how great it is that ER has such a creative mom! I loved ER's fall wreath and the collage you thought for her to do.

And that she loves to stamp up special "valentine's" for you :o) She's following her mommy's foot steps in the creativity dept. :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Susana said...

I LOVE this and am bookmarking it. I have so many craft projects I want to make between now and Christmas!

I think I will make this a Christmas themed one for me--gives me more time to complete it.

Yours looks so good-thanks for sharing this!

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

It has been awhile since i have checked out you blog. Well, I check it in my reader but it isnt the same. I love your new layout. I have the same one form Simply Fabulous except the background and everything is different.

Anyways, love the project you posted. Sounds simple and fun to make.

I am thinking it might make a good christmas gift for granadparents.

Holly said...

Very cute idea! ♥ I hope to start back to Scrapbook Sunday next week!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

GORGEOUS!! I am in love with this project. Love, love, love it!! I think this would be the perfect little gift that would be great for decor as well. Did you know that this month's craft challenge is Fall/Halloween crafts!? This would be the perfect little project to link up on Oct. 1st. Can't wait to see what else you have brewing for the holidays. ;)

Hope you've been doing well, Katie!

*Noelle* said...

oh, i SOOOO love it:) what a great idea!!!

~Bobbi~ said...

Katie you did a fantastic job on this! You are one talented Mama!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Katie,
I just LOVE this! What a great decoration to pull out and enjoy each fall! Thanks for sharing the idea and the how tos!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

The wall hanging turned out beautifully! I think I have everything I need to make this too. What fun!! I love the photo of ER in the pumpkin patch... so cute!

Orange Juice said...

I absolutely LOVE this!

Michelle said...

This is amazing! I always get so motivated when I see your projects and ideas!

Kelli said...

Katie, this is so adorable. I think I may have to copy it. Thanks for sharing and spreading the great idea.

Nichol said...

Wonderful. I will be using this for many Holidays! Thanks for sharing

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

This is absolutely beautiful! You did a great job! :)

Shanty 2 Chic said...

What a great idea! So cute! ~Ashley

Gina said...

What a great idea! You did a fantastic job on this!

nana rosie said...

OK "scarpebooking" is just not on my menu in life.....BUT this is sooooo cute!
I think I can...I think I can...I think I can! Thanks for sharing. Rosie T @rosycheeks!

Leanne said...

That's so fun. Cute kiddos too. Thanks for sharing.

summur braley said...

That is so cute! What a great craft!

Xazmin said...

So freaking cute! I love it! What a fun idea...and the pictures are adorable!

Missy said...

Katie, this is great! I love it. The ribbons on the top are too cute. Love the pics, colors. Very nice!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! Such a wonderful idea, and you're right, a great way to display your favorite pics. Too many of mine are hidden away right now because I haven't found the time to display them. Love it!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

You already know how much I love this from my previous comment. So glad you linked up because I was going to come and hassle you if you didn't. :)

Hope you're having a wonderful start to the Fall season!!

Maridith said...

Katie- Seriously what will you come up with next? Your stuff is SO CUTE!! This is an excellent idea. I need a way to display my kiddo pictures.

Krissy said...

Such a great idea!! I love how you attached them all together!

Mama King said...

I don't know how I missed this one! It looks great!

Shelby, Patrick and Kids said...

oh my, I love this craft. I wish I had the supplies on hand to make it right now. Great job.

Beth- the mama bee said...

thats so cute. I think We'll work one up when we visit family for thanksgiving.

Brandy said...

That's adorable! I might need to make some of these as Christmas gifts for the grandparents. Thanks fore sharing.
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