In my parents Christmas hamper, I intended to include a custom bulletin board for my Mom's studio, decked with Stampin' Up! fabric & accessories. Alas, it wasn't completed in time for Christmas morning and so it was just delivered today and thankfully, the recipient (BFF!) was very understanding!
I started with a damaged frame, unexpectedly found in a back corner at Hobby Lobby...love that it mimics the 'top note'!
I sealed up the crack with Liquid Nails, held together for a few minutes and allowed to dry overnight.
Next I picked up some cork squares and cut them to the appropriate size...
My little helper caught wind of a something fun in process and immediately & forcefully offered to "hep"!
Livy helped to cut some thick cardboard to adhere to the cork and serve as a base:)
...ironed and cut to size...
I created this flower using some Cherry Cobbler striped ribbon, vanilla velvet ribbon, linen fabric and the Antique brads.
I hand sewed a running stitch along the top of each ribbon & the strip of linen, cinched, knotted off and then tucked the ends under adhered together with hot glue. Each layer was hot glued to another and then placed on a Sticky Round. Next I wadded up & glued some vanilla velvet in the center and hot glued my brads (legs removed with scissors) on top.
And last but not least, I made custom pushpins with more of the Antique brads- cut the brad legs off with scissors and attach to the head of each pushpin with hot glue!
Hope you're inspired to make something lovely for a loved one, and in plenty of time for Valentines:)
Thanks for looking,