Welcome Doodles & Doilies {tutorial}

Welcome Erica…
{Boerman Ramblings readers say:} Hi Erica….

Good morning to all of you Boerman Ramblings readers!

I am so excited to be here today! My name is Erica and I blog over at Doodles & Doilies.
I like to blog about everything from parties, to DIY projects, date ideas, children activities and so much more. I hope you will stop by sometime, look around and say ‘hi’!
Today, I thought I would show you how to make your own framed picture board so you can show off your favorite pictures!
You will need:
picture frame
batting (crib size)
coordinating fabric (amount depends on your frame), ribbon & beads
hot glue gun and glue sticks
sewing needles
clear thread

First, you will need to lay out your fabric (the design of your fabric face down) and batting

Place the mat from the picture frame on top of your batting and fabric.
Cut around the matting.

Fold the fabric and batting over the edge of the matting. Hot glue the edge of your fabric down to the mat. Make sure that some of the batting is pinched between the mat and fabric.
Trim your fabric.

Here is the front so far:

Now we will be adding ribbon.
Hot glue the beginning of your ribbon to one of the corners.
Stretch it across diagonally to the opposite corner.
Cut your ribbon.
Repeat on your other two corners.

For the center lines:
Glue your ribbon down on the center of on of your sides.
Stretch the ribbon to the next side.
Fold ribbon to angle it towards your next side.
Repeat until all of the sides have been done in a counter-clock wise pattern.

Here is what it should look like:

Now you need your needle(s) and clear thread.

Bunch your ribbon together by tying it with the clear thread.

Add your beads.

This is how ours turned out.

Place the finished picture board into your frame.
Hang it on your wall.

Add your favorite pictures.

What do you think? Personally, I love it!

Wow, that is awesome! I think we will make one of these soon. 
Maybe a mini one for my daughters locker at school! 
Oh the ideas! 
Thanks again Erica for sharing with us your great idea! 

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  1. Thanks for letting me say hi to your readers. It was a lot of fun! I hope I can do it again soon!

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