If there’s one thing that this lousy weather has done, it’s force me to stay at home and create. I’ve gotten more done since last Thursday than I have in a very long time.
This project is a variation of a theme which I have seen several places across Blogland. There is just such amazing talent out there. How can we NOT be inspired to create?
As I stated before, I am presently CRAZY for burlap. Even my hubby just today commented on my current obsession.
So……burlap is the background for this project!
Let me just say, before I show you some pics., that I had every intention of painting this frame cream. But my impatience, as it often does, got the better of me!
This project was soooo easy! If you can sew, even a little bit, and use a glue gun, you can make a memory board like this one.
Using your frame of choice, cut your burlap to fit, leaving about an extra inch all the way around the back.
Using your fabrics of choice, begin making and laying out your pockets. I used all neutrals on this board because I knew that I had a lot of black and white and sepia toned pics. that I would be displaying.
The two smaller pockets are pieces of hankies with the edges folded over.
This was actually a little vintage towel that I cut to fit.
This was a piece of lace, probably from the bottom of a slip, that I sewed on loosely so that I could insert goodies between the sections.
This was a piece of a newer cotton lace table cloth that I cut following the pattern and sewed on.
Select your materials for your pockets and lay them out on your burlap.
All pockets are sewn on and then buttons were hot glued where I wanted them. Don’t over do with the pockets, leave plenty of space to pin on bits and bobs here and there.
When you’re done sewing on all of your pockets, hot glue the entire piece to the back of your frame. Stretch your burlap tightly. This will probably cause your pockets to look a little misshapen but that’s okay! Imperfect is perfect!
This has turned out to be the perfect place to display some of my family heirlooms like these cameos.
This one is just beautiful, look at the tiny necklace she’s wearing.
A vintage broach that belonged to my Nanny.
A 1917 pic. of my PaPa when he was in the military.
An old pocket watch that belonged to my great grandfather.
A picture of the grandfather that I never knew. He died when my father was nine.
Little bits and bobs. I gave one photo a jeweled crown and displayed vintage pins, or pins with special meaning.
And other goodies just ‘cause they were cute!
About two hours total! FUN!