For some time now I have been in the process of shabbying up my guest room and I’ve been really excited about the transformation. The bed has been attended to and is gorgeously shabby, the walls have been painted a soft beigey pink, and the furniture is on its way.
One of the things that has been seriously lacking is decor. I’ve had project after project in mind, and even purchased some of the materials for some of them but for one reason or another the project always fell through…
But when I saw these 5×7 frames on clearance for $2 each at Michael’s and were applicable for a 20% off coupon I snatched them, and a super cute roll of ribbon up.
These frames are so easy to make and pretty big impact.
I plan on getting another handful of frames and placing both sets on either side of the window. You could always do pics of you as a kid on one side and pics of your significant other on the other side! How much fun would that be for guests to see?
For this DIY you will need:
- Staple Gun
Before you begin, you may have to shabby up your frames a bit. If you’re good go go, however, skip down to the third pic. Since these were on clearance I basically got what I got and none of them were in the right color scheme. First step in shabbying mine up was to hit them randomly with some black spray paint.
Next I took a generous amount of crackle medium and painted it onto each frame. After dry, I followed up with a quick and even coat of white acrylic paint. Allow to dry before proceeding.
Take your frames and lay them face down on the ground. Space them out the distance that you want them to be when hung. Take your ribbon and cut sections long enough to give you about an inch of overlap on either side of the frames.
Be sure that the pretty side of your ribbon is facing down and use your staple gun to attach to both frames. Continue for the other frames in the set.
For your top frame take your ribbon and make it twice as long as you want for it to hang down. Staple each piece about an inch apart, taking care that the ribbon doesn’t turn funny and show the backside.
If you prefer to use a bow, as I did, take a long piece of ribbon and tie a bow. Use hot glue in the knot of the bow get make sure it isn’t going to go anywhere. Tack onto the frame as shown above.
Get these suckers on the wall and prepare to wow guests with your really cute shabby chic decor! Happy Monday!