Last summer, I enhanced a few of my pictures of Brayden by making my own mats using scrapbook paper and wrapping paper. Although I really liked the setup and the colors at the time, over a year the lime green and zebra print just kind of wore on me. I was ready for a lil more of a "sophisticated" look rather than the "fun look". I purchased some cheap scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby in a couple of coordinating prints and solid red. I made my new mats and had my display just the way I liked it, until I came across a super cute idea from Ashlee at Pretty Partridge (such a cute website!). She made a really cute frame weaving the scrapbook paper and adding ric- rack around the photo. I LOVED both of these ideas! In fact, so much so I had to go ahead and add some ric-rack to one of the frames I just finished to complete the look. It worked out perfectly because this was the one frame that didn't have just a touch of red, which was really bothering me. I think it was the perfect extra enhancement that it needed. Here is the BEFORE: and then the AFTER:Here is a CLOSE UP:I just used hot glue to attach the ric-rack. VERY simple and all for a project total of under $8, including the frame!
Here is the "full display":
On my agenda (hopefully before I go back to school) is this:
I am wanting to add a photo collage up my staircaise, but just don't quite know where/how to begin. I have been collecting various cheap frames over the last few months, but just haven't gotten the nerve to start yet. (I'm definitely open for suggestions/opinions on this one.) One thing is for sure, I do know that at least one of the frames will definitely have a mat that is made out of weaved scrapbook paper. =)