So here is the crafty post I promised last night. I am still obsessed with making decorations for Kielyn's birthday(thank goodness it's Saturday and I am running out of time). I really wanted to make something cute to add to the cupcake display or put on the present table. So as I was rooting around in the garage, scouring every corner for something I could paint, I stepped on a scrap piece of the trim that we used around the fireplace. As I hopped around saying some not so nice things inspiration struck and look what I made!
Love them! And the best part was that it only took me about 20 minutes to make since they were already painted white. Here is what I started with.
And here are my project supplies.
- Scrapbook paper
- Sanding Sponge
- Marker Tip thing (found it in the ink aisle)
- Permanent Tape Runner
I started by roughing up the edges of the wood trim with the sanding sponge, sanding down to the real wood. I then took the ink pad and wiped it across the larger areas of the trim, wiping it down in areas that the ink was darker than I wanted it. I used the marker tip thingie, to get into the smaller areas that I couldn't reach with the ink pad.
Next I cut my scrapbook paper to fit the middle of the trim. I took my sanding sponge and sanded the paper, really roughing up the edges but distressing the middle of the paper as well.
Next I taped the paper onto the trim, you could use Modge Podge and decoupage the paper on, but since I was making this for her birthday party I figured I could peel of the pink paper and reuse the trim with other papers for holidays or something that matches my house. I used the ink again to ink the edges of the paper, probably would have been easier to do before I taped it on! Duh!! The last thing I did was tie some ribbons on and voila it was finished!
I also found another little piece of trim that I made to match the house and embellished with stickers and ribbon.