I spent today doing one of my favorite things. No, not eating Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups until I made myself sick, although that is high on my list. I worked on the living room. I cleaned, I decorated, I re-hung pictures. I even washed the couch cushions although that was no fun at all. And by the way, the kids are no longer allowed to eat in the living room.
It was time to freshen up the frame over my green couch. Last summer I had clocks in it.
In the fall I changed it to silhouettes, thanks to my friend Kellie.
And now I’ve changed it again for the spring.
We cut a piece of luann to fit the frame then covered it in batting and white burlap. Then we used, you guessed it, my true love, the Cricut to cut out flowers.
I stapled the center of the flowers with my Fascinater, one of the holdovers from my old scrapbook days. Patience helped me brown the edges with a stamp pad.
I stapled the flowers onto the board with a staple gun and then we curled up the edges a little.
It’s so calm and relaxing…like a spa retreat without the massage or the mud bath.
Two little butterflies drift by….ahhh…..
I am still not sure if I want to keep the burlap ribbon over the frame. I like the way the color brings out the butterflies, but it’s a little too cutsie. What do you think?
I still want to recover that green couch. Someday, when our no-spending pledge is over I’m doin’ it! But now that the cushions have been washed and ironed, it’s easier to wait. I’d rather not go into how disgusting it was because that would distract from this relaxing flower-frame post.
The good news is that the frame project was completely free…yippee! Tomorrow I’ll show you what I did with the pots my friend gave me for my birthday. You will LOVE it.
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