Monday, May 10, 2010

Art Holder


First off I hope all you wonderful ladies had a wonderful mother's day...I know I did my family spoiled me! I got so busy I never had time to make some great packaging for my mothers day gifts so I just placed them all in a gift bag. My mother and mother-in-law both loved them. (I made double of everything).

Now on to the project...I don't know about you but I get so many beautiful works of art and love notes from my little kiddo's I decided to make a place where I could display them.


I had an old decoration you could use a board or even a piece of cardboard. Didn't use the pictured twine, I used ribbon instead, clothespins, scrapbook paper, paint, glitter,  glue stick and my handy glue gun...I didn't have any mod podge or I would have used that instead of the glue stick.


Start by painting your board whatever color you would like..

While your first coat of paint is drying trace around your clothes pin on your scrapbook paper and cut out.

Glue or mod podge to the front of your clothes pins....

You can do them all in different papers or use the same whatever you like...

Then cut out flowers out of the same scrapbook paper, I used my cricut and cut five for each pin at 1 1/4 inch. Then crumple all but one flower for each pin for texture...

Glue your flat one first then add three crumpled ones...

The last one you want to take and cut a slit to the middle in between two petals and glue the two petals together then glue to the top of the other flowers...

Here is how your pins should look...



Add another coat of paint if you need to to your board and let it dry...

Here is where I added ribbon because mine had holes where the decoration had a hanger before so while it added some decoration I did it mainly to make it look like the holes were there on purpose I just threaded each side of the ribbon through each hole on the back side and tied a knot and cut the excess ribbon off...

Next I cut out letters on cardstock with my cricut and arranged them on the board how I wanted if I had mod podge again would have used that here or if I had vinyl would have used that, but I'm using what I have...

Marked the middle of the back so I could make a hanger....

I just used wire wound in circles on each and hot glued it to the back...

I decided the word needed something else it was too white so I added glue where I wanted glitter to stick and sprinkled glitter all over, then tapped the excess off...

Then I glued the clothes pin along the bottom and a book flower thing on top and tada it's done just needs some art work...

Here it is with some drawings and some of the mother's day cards my children gave me. I love having a place to hang there precious drawings now and where I can change them out when I get more.

So now I have a question my paint is a light blue like the flowers so why does it look so dark in the pictures??? Just curious!!!


15 comments:

Mindi Hoellein said...

I love it!

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is so cute! I love the added glitter touch. :D

{All Thingz Related} said...

How FUN! Thanks for joining us for Anything related!
~Bidgette

kraftykash said...

this is a great idea! Love it

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is a adorable and I love the glitter!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love this! i am actually going to make some of these later this month at a craft night with some friends, and i just love yours! going to send it to my friends as inspiration! hopped over from power of paint. :)

Leslie said...

Fabulous! I love the glitter, my friend and I call that shimmerific! This is so sad to admit, but I started on one 4 months ago for my son and I haven't finished it! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Heather,

Your art holder is too clever..I just love it!

I'm visiting for Three or More Tuesday.

I'd love for you to drop in for a visit when
have a free moment.

Stephanie ♥

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great way to showcase some fab work.

Kaylynn said...

I love this! I really need to make one of these!

Lanie Ree said...

This is so pretty! and I LOVE all the layers in the flowers on the clothespins. They look adorable.

Thanks for linking this up to A Little Creative Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Amy Bowman said...

this is really cute, the glitter is a GREAT addition.
Thanks for linking up to "AP tuesdays!" Would love to see you again tomorrow! I'll be having my first giveaway!!Yippee~!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love the little flowers and of course the color!!! Looks great!! Thanks for linking up!!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is super cute! Love the flowers..adorable! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase party. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Amanda said...

That came out so cute, love the flowers! I made something similar a few weeks back, only mine was more kid themed. I used crayon wrappers on the clothespins :) Great job!

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