Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Hi there! Jennifer here, and today I'm going to show you how to make a quick altered piece to decorate your home this fall. We're going to start by "quilting" a background of paper to put in a frame.

You can pick up a cheap frame, or maybe you have one lying around the house to use. You could even change it up with a little paint if you want. Remove the glass as we won't be needing it.

Use a square punch to punch out various pieces of patterned paper. I tried to stick with a fall theme.

Trim a piece of neutral colored cardstock ( I used kraft ) to the size that will fit in your frame. Adhere the squares on in any pattern you'd like. Tip: It's easier to put your adhesive on the cardstock and stick the squares on, rather than try to put adhesive on each tiny square :)

Use your sewing machine to zig-zag stitch over the seams.

Here's what your finished base will look like.

Use letter stickers to add the quote of your choice.

There you have it! A fairly quick project to enjoy in your home or give as a gift. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a good one :)
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1 comment:

meganklauer said...

adorable Jennifer!