Who doesn't love a little friendly competition? A group of Texas bloggers recently met for a craft retreat where KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms encouraged our creativity with a challenge. We were each given the opportunity to share a project using a charm pack of her beautiful Hoffman fabric line. I came up with this idea.
If you can put a picture in a frame, you can do this charm pack project.
You will need these card stock stencils by Plaid. I bought them in the craft department at Walmart (under $4). Since there is one of each letter in a package, you may need two if you want to spell a word that uses the same letter twice.
The card stock templates are intended for stenciling 5 1/2 inch letters. The same brand makes a 5 inch stencil in another font, but it won't work for this project since there are two letters on each page in that package.
I bought these 8 x 10 frames with mats for a 5 x 7 photo on sale at Michael's. (I received no compensation from Michael's or Walmart, just sharing my sources.)
Simply tape down the stencil inside the frame and mat.
Overlap two coordinating fabric squares behind the stencil. The pinked edge will show. That's part of the charm.
The "W" is a little wide, but I found other letters fit comfortably in the 5 x 7 opening of the mat.
I got away with using one fabric square for the letter "O" by laying it on the diagonal.
Then, put the back of the frame on and start having fun making words and names.
Or use one letter in a gallery wall.
It works in a floating frame, too! Just don't eat buttered popcorn while you're putting it together.
I am loving how KariAnne's fabric looks in this "M."
These frames come with optional stands. Since nothing is glued down, one day it could say "BLOOM" another day it could say "LOVE" or "HOME" or "BAM."
Please vote for my project in KariAnne's contest! Voting starts st 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 14th.
(I am currently lying in a hospital bed with six new screws in my ankle. I'll take pity votes! Seriously, for those who knew I was having surgery this morning, it went well. I'll fill you in soon.)
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