Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: U & Me Wooden Frame

by Monique Liedtke

About once a month I visit the local garden centre and what I like most about it, is that they have this corner full of home decor items. I particularly love all the hearts they have. They come in different materials and sizes and when I saw this white wooden one, about 10" x 12", I knew it had endless possibilities. 

Here's what I did with it: 
1. Gather your supplies: the heart you want to alter, Doodlebug's Sweet Cakes line (patterned paper, twine, diecuts and cardstock stickers), jewels and mini jewels, ribbon and Shin-Dig alpha stickers. Furthermore some ink and your tools: trimmer, scissors, pencil, punches, dies & diecut machine, 2 nails and a hammer:

2. Place the heart on the paper you want for the background. Use a pencil to draw around the heart, cut it out and ink the edges.
3. Embellish with jewels:

4. Hammer 2 nails in the back of the heart and add twine.

5. Choose diecuts & stickers and punch out some figures to embellish the heart:

6. Adhere the paper to the heart (I used tacky tape), tie a ribbon to the heart so you can hang it on your wall and add the embellishments. I finished by adding a title. The Shin-Dig letters are just the perfect size!

7. Hang a photo on the twine, using two mini clothes pins. Make a little banner and hang in front of your photo, tie this twine also to the 2 nails on the back of the heart.

8. And you're done! Here's a close-up of the embellishments:

Hope you'll like it!
Thanks for stopping by Doodlebug's blog today!

Hugs, Monique


  1. Wow! How beautiful!
    It gives the taste to do it too! :)

    The result is truly BEAUTIFUL!

  2. This is gorgeous. Awesome job!

  3. Love your tutorial, my friend! Awesome project, thanks for sharing!!

  4. I love these butterfly's........I need this punch. So beautiful.

  5. What an adorable project...so cute! :)

  6. Oh my goodness that is cute! Wish I could find a place like that around me that sells awesome things to decorate! Love the final result!

  7. This is so fabulous, Monique! I just adore it!

  8. It is precious! I love that little banner!

  9. This is beautiful - love the way you transformed the wooded frame into such a lovely piece of art!

  10. Love the pink heart-shaped Wooden Frames you have created. They are so beautiful and warm to look at. I will certainly try my hand at creating some of my own.

  11. I like how the pictures are hanging from the frame, and not secured in place. This give the Wooden Frames a collage feel, which is really cool!


Pin It button on image hover