Friday, June 21, 2013

How to Create a Quick Trendy Piece of Home Decor

Hello all! Melissa back again one last time this month with another project I created using some of the materials from our June kit.

This is a really fast, easy project. Sometimes I enjoy making little things for around the house. This project was inspired by an antique key that I had bought at an architectural salvage shop. I have a love for all things old, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate some new materials with that to keep it trendy (ex: burlap, chevron)

Step 1-Cover a piece of heavy watercolor paper with the sewing pattern from the kit using Mod Podge.

 

Step 2-Use washi tape at the top and bottom to create a border.


Step 3-Cut a piece of chevron burlap to fit in the center of the page. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby when it was on sale. :) Attach to the paper using hot glue.

 
Step 4-I glued the antique key onto the burlap using hot glue and tied a little bow with the paper twine and also attached to the key using hot glue. I used the cute wooden letters from the kit to spell out "home". Then, on a whim I decided to substitute the "o" in home with a little keyhole from Tim Holtz that I found in my stash. I thought it went well with the key idea. Here is the final project, with a few close ups:

 
 
 
And on display on my buffet, along with my sweet great grandparents wedding photo :) :


Thanks for stopping by!!

10 comments:

  1. Love this project! What a great idea to use the keyhole for the O, I love it when things like that happen. Also, your background technique is wonderful...it would work well for so many different projects!! :) Evie

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    1. Thank you, Evie! The keyhole for the "O" was a last minute light bulb moment!! :)

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  2. Fabulous - love the chevron burlap!

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    1. Thank you, Dawn! It was a half price find at Hobby Lobby--a very happy day, I love that stuff!

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  3. That is very, very cute. I love the sewing pattern behind. I have some of my grandma's patterns that I am recycling and this would be neat. :) Found your blog through rukristin.com. I'm sponsoring Find Your Voice, too, from Nest924. I love the name of your blog; we used to call our boxer a frog dog because she would army crawl. Haha!

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    1. Thanks, Trina! Sewing pattern is a lot of fun to work with!

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    1. Thank you, Laura :)

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  5. Beautiful project and simple enough for a crafter of any level to complete!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Kerri

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    1. Thank you, Kerri! That was the goal of this one! :)

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