Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lucky Wall Hanging

This St. Patrick's wall hanging, was loosely inspired by the good luck sign I saw at Red Heads Craft More Fun. I had planned on it being a lot more like the original but it evolved over time, as I made adjustments for the supplies I had on hand.
To begin with, I realized I didn't have any similar extra frames and then I decided I really wanted to incorporate a favorite photo from ER's first St. Patty's Day. I had Brad cut a piece of foam core into a 9X9 square and then add a window slightly smaller than 4X6.
I covered the foam core with patterned paper and attached the picture.
Then I cut a sheet of coordinating cardstock with scalloped paper edger scissors and adhered that too.
I created the crepe paper ruffle border by measuring out a strip of crepe paper three times the length of each side, so roughly 27 inches. Accordion fold it and then run a needle with embroidery floss through the entire stack.
Gently open the accordian folds and stretch the crepe paper strip out to the length of one side of your hanging. Fluff and arrange as desired and then attach with double sided tape, a tape runner works best. Repeat for each side. Then I just punched holes for hanging with my crop-a-dile and added a sentiment I cut out with my Circut.

I am thinking about adding a bit of bling with some gold glitter glue along the edges of the border but I only have silver on hand so that might not happen. Voila, a simple and quick project done very inexpensively.

PS: It's actually really nice and spring colored, the photos are dark and I was feeling too lazy to fix them on PS Elements.

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