Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tutorial-- Framed Fabric--


I found this cute frame at the dollar store; what a find! I bought four of them.



First, take out the glass inside and use it as a template. I used a pop tart box to make the squares.



Second, place the glass on the wrong side of the fabrics and draw a line. You will need about 1/2" extra around the line, so you can tape the fabric to the back of the cardboard.



On the wrong side of the fabric, place the cardboard that you cut out and tape the corners. (That way the corners will be less bulky.)



Tape the sides.



Put it in to the frame without the glass. I saved all my glasses, so in the future if I change my mind I can use the frame for something else.



It took me less than 30 minute to complete the project. I love quick and easy projects like this. On top of that the whole thing cost me about 4 dollars!
I took them to Rachel's room and did this:



and this:



I decided to go with the second option. I love the unified look. The great thing is I can always change the fabrics if I want to. I think I am going to make more of these for diffrent areas of my house.

26 comments:

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Thanks for stopping by Sunday. And thank you for this lovely tutorial. Great job!!!

Bev C said...

Hello, I have just come across your blog-just lovely. The tutorial was great,your frames are just beautiful. Happy days.

ellen said...

I like them! I have enough fabric to make 2 million of those!

Fiesta said...

This is a super idea.

Danielle said...

You are so creative! They are beautiful!

CrazyOldLadies@gmail.com said...

LOVE IT! what is the print/fabric in the center? That is way cute!

Sherri said...

I just love it! They are just gorgeous!

Sachiko said...

CrazyOldLadies-
The fabric in the middle (you mean the one hanging right?) is by Anna Griffin. I looove her fabrics. Also the print is by Sarah Jane. She is one of my favorite artists and I have several prints that I am eyeing. You can find her link on my "Favorites" side bar.

Lindsay@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

I seriously LOVE THIS! I would even use just scrap book paper! THanks for sharing! Come check out my end table at DIY DAY!

The Childrens Nest said...

I LOVE FRAMED FABRIC!! You did a great job! I just barely found some old embroidery hoops and put cute fabric in those and hung them in my laundry room! You have VERY CUTE ideas on your blog! Thanks for sharing :o)

Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage said...

That is adorable! I'm gonna go search for those frames now!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

How cool! I'm linking to this on Dollar Store Crafts! :)

Kristin said...

I love it. I'll have to check out my dollar store to see if they have those frames.

Wendy said...

Very pretty!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Well done~ this is great! I am visiting via ASPTL.
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Have a blessed weekend!

Carly said...

Found two frames tonight at our Dollar Store! So excited to try this! Thanks - it's darling!

Jessica said...

I love this; and it's in my budget too! I am going to do this for my little girl's room.

goldfine said...

Saw this link from Dollar Store Crafts. Very cute! I love the ribbon hangers. I’d like to offer a suggestion with the ribbon though:

Use the hanger on the back of the frame to actually support the frame’s weight…then hang a nail higher up to loop the ribbon over. If you do it so the ribbon is taught, it looks like it’s hanging on the ribbon but you don’t risk ripping the ribbon from the weight of the frame.

Rachel said...

I was just looking at these the other day, and I thought I'll get some when I leave then I FORGOT!!

The frames look great and now I HAVE to go pick some up.

:)Rachel

Sarah Jane said...

Hello! So fun to see my art in such a beautiful setting:) Love your framed fabric idea...it goes so well with the print:) Great to see it so well taken care of:) Lovely!
xo
sarahjane

Valerie said...

We made ours tonight! I used Scrapbook paper from Martha's collection, I blogged about it here:

http://thecraftyclassroom.com/blog/?p=868

Thank you so much for the tutorial, I'm in love with and I know that my Grandmother is going to love them too!

Blessings,

Valerie

mrsapplejuice said...

These are adorable!! What dollar store do you shop at (Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, All a Dollar, ect)? The Dollar Tree where I live never seems to have anything classy like these frames. Dang. I'll keep looking. Thanks for posting (I love tutorials!)

Sachiko said...

Some of you had questions about which dollar store I found those frames. I found them at Dollar Tree. I don't think they have the exact frame at their stores anymore, but I think they have a web site that you can go to and maybe they still carry it there. Good luck finding them. For that frame, one doller is a real steal!

Dee said...

I like it! The price is just perfect and the time it took to make it priceless:)

Who Said Nothing In Life Is Free???? said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea... I hope I can find nice frames like that for only $1 too :-)

Helen said...

I have some nice fabric that was sent from oversea. I wanted to frame them. This is just perfect!

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