Friends of mine are having a baby very soon. I wanted to make something special for them. I looked through my arsenal of crafty supplies and decided to make some framed artwork. I had a metal giraffe and turtle that I wanted to integrate into the design. Using 2 frames, I selected some wood laminate scraps to use for the backdrop. I painted the frames – the one for the giraffe got a coat of metallic copper and the turtle’s got a coat of dark espresso brown. From there, I selected fabrics from my decorator sample books from SCRAP (still keeping me crafty!). Cutting them into squares, I placed them around the frame and started gluing. I added yarn around some of the pieces on the giraffe frame to accent the colors. After trimming all the excess edges around the frame, I glued the animals in place. I really like how they turned out. I only wish I had a few more animals so I could make some more!
Giraffe and turtle materials ready to go
Painting the frames
Measuring and cutting the fabric squares
Laying out the fabric on frames
Frames complete – ready for their animals
The final products