Monday, July 25, 2011

Wall decor projects

Here are a couple of wall decor projects I have completed lately.

My display for in the frames
First one is a postcard display. My brother-in-law travels a lot and has been sending us postcards. My husband wanted to display them and it was my job was to figure out how. We already have a map hanging in our guest bedroom (we put pins in the places we have been). So I thought a postcard display would fit right in around the map. I have a couple of 5x7 frames that I wasn't using. So, I created a little thing that said "Postcards from around the World" and put one in each frame. Then I glued a piece of ribbon to the back in the middle. I bought some mini clothespins and pinned the postcards on the fabric. I hung one of each side of the map. It turned out really cute. I had to trim the ribbon shorter than what I originally had because the kitties played with it. 

If anyone wants to send us a postcard for our display, we would love it! 

If you want to create your own postcard display and want the file I used for in the frames, just comment about it. I can change the colors to whatever you want.
The second project has been a long time coming. My wedding dress had a really pretty red sash/bow on the back. I've never going to wear my wedding dress ever again (I still haven't even gotten it professionally cleaned and it has been almost 3 years). I've been thinking about displaying the sash in our bedroom. My first thought was get it framed in a shadowbox frame. But since I'm not a millionaire, that was out of the question. My next thought was to get some blank canvas (you know the kind that is already stretched and has a wooden frame) and somehow attach it to that and hang it on the wall.

Then, at Michael's, I saw this cute hook with a T on it. I bought it because it was only $2. I didn't know quite where I was going to put it. I asked my husband for his opinion but he was no help. Boys! Then it dawned on me! I could hang the sash on it. I painted the T a buttery-gold color to match our room and hung the sash on it. I'm really loving how it turned out. Now I just have to cross my fingers that the kitties do not play with it.

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  1. Love Love Love the postcards and the map! If I ever leave South Carolina I may have to collect a few myself!

  2. I have a whole drawer full of cards/postcards from family and friends over the years, so I just might have to try this out! Thanks for the idea! :)

  3. You're welcome! It's a very versatile project...if you want more ribbon strands then you can space them out more on the frame and/or use a bigger frame.

  4. what a great way to display postcards. I have a big collection. I have been looking for a way to display all of my husband's patches that he has collected from 20 years in the Navy, and this would be a great way. Thanks for the idea!!!
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  5. Thanks for following! This would be a great way to display patches, too! I've been considering doing something similar to display some pins we have from college and such.

  6. Thank you for linking up! Hope to see you next week!

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

  7. Nice idea. Love for you to link these and any other of your great projects to Things I've Done Thursday, going on now until noon tomorrow!