Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I whipped up this cute four leaf clover picture in about 20 minutes. Here's how I did it!
Materials and Supplies- 5 x 7 Picture frame
- Heart hole punch
- Green cardstock
- Beige cardstock
- Burlap fabric
- Jewelry wire (24 gauge)
- Wire cutter
- Foam adhesive
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors (not shown)
- Pencil (not shown)
- Tape (not shown)
How to Make This
1. Cut your mat.My picture frame didn't have a mat, so I used a piece of beige cardstock and cut it to size. One tip is to cut your mat a little small. The burlap added a bit of bulk to the mat and it was a little hard to put in the frame at the end.
2. Cut the burlap fabric about 1/4 to 1/2 inch larger than your mat.
3. Iron the burlap.Mine was pretty wrinkled and I wanted it to be smooth.
4. Tape down the burlap to the back of the mat.I decided to use tape to hold the burlap in place. You could also use glue.
5. Cut out your hearts using a heart hole punch, or cut them freehand.
6. Add your wire to the picture to make a stem.At the top of the stem, I wove the wire into the burlap. I wrapped the wire under the bottom of the picture and taped it on the other side.
7. Add the hearts to make the clover.I went with a four-leaf clover. A three-leaf one would also work. I used foam adhesive on each of the hearts to give the picture more depth. I also put a dab of hot glue in the center, so each of the points of the heart are held in place by it.
8. Make leaves using more wire.I tried a few methods to make these leaves. I had the best luck with slipping the wire under the stem and weaving it into the burlap. Then I wrapped the wire around itself and made a loop on each side. I tucked the ends of each loop under the burlap to hold it in place.
9. Slip your picture into a frame and enjoy!
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