I have probably mentioned this before, but I am forever changing things around my house. This is nothing new, though. Even as a little girl and teenager, I must have rearranged my room every possible way. I think this kind of drove my mom crazy, but she went with it. So, each year when back to school time rolled around, you better believe I wanted a new look for my room too.
This was a really fun project for me to make because I don’t usually get the chance to work with girly colors. But when Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores challenged me to create a project with three items from a mystery box, I was on it! Jo-Ann sent me a personalized box containing the following…
After trial and error and two projects later (did you know things don’t work out perfectly for bloggers every time?)…Here’s what I came up with. Honestly, it is SO much cuter than what I set out to create!
- Shadowbox frame without glass (painted color of your choice)
- Fabric remnant (or you can use plain fabric, a stencil, and paint to stencil your own like I did)
- double sided tape
- Quote or photo
- Mini lights
- Mini clothes pins
- Stick on gems
Let’s get started…
Paint your frame, so it has ample drying time.
Remember those cute little clips from my mystery box? They can be turned into embellished clothespins and push pins. Just peel the stick-on gems and stick onto the clothespins and pushpins…So simple and so cute!
I chose to paint my fabric with a chevron pattern to coordinate with the stick-on gems. I set a chevron stencil on a piece of remnant fabric, secured with painters tape, and stenciled away with black acrylic paint. I didn’t use fabric paint because I do not intend to wash this. Here’s a tutorial on how I stencil.
After the paint dries, it’s time to cover the frame backing. This is what the frame looked like before I spray painted it black with a satin finish. I just wrapped the fabric around the backing, securing it with double sided tape.
Then, I added a piece of black pom-pom fringe, securing on the back. I wrote out an inspiration quote and clipped it to the fringe with the fun little clothespins. Pop back into the black frame…And add some lights! I bet you were wondering how I was going to work those lights into this project! I placed small pieces of the double sided tape around the inside edge of the frame and pressed the lights into the tape. The control box for the lights is tucked under the quote and secured with double sided tape. Now what teen or pre-teen girl wouldn’t like to have this in their room? They could clip photos or school mementos…Add an extra length of pom-pom fringe and have two rows to clip items. Perfect way to inspire young girls!
Like the fun products featured in this project? You won’t want to miss all of the other products in #thebigbling product line at JoAnn. In fact, you can just search the hashtag #thebigbling for tons of back to school ideas and inspiration!
* I received compensation for this post. However, all opinions and ideas for these products are 100% my own.*