Hello Crate Paper fans! Lexi joining you today with a Simply Crate home décor project that is not only "simple", as the name says, but thrifty as well!
The Essentials: Paper Heart Patterned Paper, White Cardstock, Eleven Paint Chip Samples, Exacto Knife, Frame, Pen, Adhesive, and Sewing Machine (optional)
La La Love You Print :: SparklePower via Etsy
This project was born out of a need to add some valentine-type decoration to our house, as well as my love for this print from Etsy.
Anyway, I was at Wal-Mat looking at white paint (how are there so may shades of white?!) and my eyes went to the pinks which, having 2 boys, I rarely look at. On a whim I grabbed several different shades of pink thinking I might be able to come up with something fun.
Now, you could maybe run these through your die cut machine, but I really like the funky hand cut look. Take your knife and cut out the drawn letters.
The patterned papers from the Paper Heart collection, are my absolute favorite, ever, from Crate Paper. They're so versatile and pretty! I picked a sampling of papers for the backing of my letters. I suggest picking your faves :) Then, glue your paper choices behind each of the letters.
Paint chip samples are available in all different sizes. These were rather large, so I ended up trimming them to 2" x2 ¾". Of course, the size of your finished letters will be determined by the quote you are using and your frame size.
I can't do much of any paper craft without some machine sewing. I initially thought I would sew around each letter, but with a heading like “Simply Crate”, I decided to sew around the edge of each rectangle to keep it easy.
My frame was an old one I had laying around. I think I paid a quarter for it at a yard sale! I wanted for the white cardstock to fill it's backing entirely, but it was a tad short. So, I sewed some lovely paper to the top and bottom to extend it's size and make it fit.
Organize the lettering to best fit the frame and adhere them down. Finally, display and admire!
I think I will eventually place it on the mantel for Valentine's day, along with some milk glass vases and a Paper Heart paper chain, but for now I like the freshness it adds to my scrap room. Thanks for joining me today! I hope you have enjoyed this simple little tutorial and that it inspires you to grab some Paper Heart and make one for yourself. If you do, please share! Have a wonderful day!