Sometimes you just need a little pretty. Something to make you smile and brighten up a room.
This is my latest “little pretty” project. Not practical. Not useful. Not functional.
It started out looking like this – a picture frame with little square shelves and a glass front.
I covered the original pictures with pretty papers from a scrapbooking kit I had in my stash. The soft aqua and silvery grey is the perfect mix of patterns and plains to go behind the treasures I planned to add.
The squares were 3.5″ square so I cut my papers to cover them, then had to add some extra around the edges which were not as covered by the frame as they first appeared. I simply stuck my papers over the original back sheet.
Then I repacked my frame with the “pigeonholes” first, then the glass, then the new papers, and finally the backing board. This way I can easily add or change the ornaments on my shelves.
My treasures came from Typo – a corked bottle, a reel of twine in aqua, and some white laser cut shapes.
This pretty is heading to my workplace today to make my colleagues and I smile a little.
It would also be great for a kid’s room to store all their treasures.
Ideas for Treasures to Add
- Mini cars
- Sports medals
- Baby shoes
- Small toys – Lego figures, Trashies, Littlest Pet Shop, Polly Pocket, etc
Have you made anything lately just for the “pretty” factor?