I was in the dollar section at Target (one of my favorite sections there, besides the cleaning aisle) and I found these little black magnet frames. (Sorry the picture is cut off on the corner.)
They were so cute, I just had to buy a few...even though I wasn't sure what I would do with them. I don't know about you, but I sometimes I just have to think about it for a while before I know what I'm going to do with something. I'll set them out on the table and look at them now and then as I am doing what has to be done around the house and taking care of my kids.
First I decided I wanted to make a word, by putting a letter in each frame. When I was at Michael's over a week ago, I found these transferables. Would you believe I'd never seen these before?
You use what looks like a popsicle stick to rub the letter onto your paper. It looks so cute when it's finished. Some of you could probably do this blindfolded, but I found it could be a bit tricky because if the paper shifts at all, it ruins the letter, which is a bummer! I did have to head back on over to Michael's so I could redo a few letters to my liking.
I think I'll use these more until I get so good at it, I actually BREATHE when I'm rubbing the letters on! :) I had to remind myself, that worse case scenario, I'd just have to run back to the craft store...
Well, add a lot of ribbon and this is what I came up with!
I wanted to make the word "family"~ I had to go back to Target to get another frame to make the word, and picked up an extra few while I was at it!
The frames had no hook for hanging them up, so since I was just doing this craft for myself, I slid the ribbon behind the backing of the frame, closing the back of the frame over it. That connected the frames to the main ribbon. Then all I had to do was tie little bows between each frame! Here's an up-close view of a couple of the letters...
It was so fun, I had to do another one...
I did this one the same, only with some different ribbon.
I am getting so excited about fall and Halloween coming up! I can't wait to haul all of our decorations out and put them all up! :)
Well, I hope you are all having a great week! It is already half-over and the weekend will be here before you know it! :) Have a great night!