I am so excited to show you what I have been up to the last couple of days! First let me show you the finished products, and then I'll dive into the how-to! Here is the first:
For each of these projects I needed some 8x8 frames, which I could not find ANYWHERE! So, I made my own. If you are lucky enough to find cheap 8x8 frames--skip down to the cutting out part and don't worry about this first part! For those of us who couldn't find any, you will need a few materials to make yours. I went to Home Depot, grabbed one of their 2' x 4' pieces of hardboard ($3.42), and asked one of their super helpful and handsome employees to cut it up into 8 inch squares--for free. So now I have 12 8x8 inch hardboard squares. Since you only need 3 per set, I suggest grabbing some friends and splitting the cost.
You can just either buy scrapbook paper and cut out the pieces you'll need, or buy one of several sets of these prints from my Etsy store HERE or my Just So Scrappy store HERE. If you buy them from me, you will simply print them out on white cardstock like this:
I cut my molding and painted them black instead:
That's it! I think my second set took less than half the time of the first set! Now that I know what I'm doing, I may get ambitious enough to make some gift sets! I will have several sets of prints up in my store in the next few days so you'll have some different things to choose from. Enjoy!!!
The kits that I used to make these prints are: