Cottage productivity

I had a project in mind for ages and ages but kept searching for just the right frame. I finally settled on this one, despite it’s hideousness.

I cut off all the icky wire bits and filled all the holes that were left behind. There were still some rough parts, thanks to all the holes and the ugly curly design that I tried to fill. I took it to the cottage with me hoping for some quiet time to finish it. And lo and behold!

I hammered some nails into the front, I wanted a rustic sort of look. I used my pinking shears to cut out some triangles from fabric scraps and put some batting on the back for stability. I stitched letters to spell out ‘hello’. I was going to go with ‘welcome’ but ‘hello’ is more me. I folded the top of the triangles over a string of baker’s twine and stitched closed. Then I wrapped the twine around the nails and trimmed the ends. Voila!

I added picture hanger loopy things on the back and used some more twine to hang it on my front door. Like a wreath, but square and waaaay more cute. The weather has been sort of silly here so I’ve given up on a good action shot of that and went ahead and shared.

8 Responses to Cottage productivity

  1. That’s a really cute frame you’ve made! Love the idea.

  2. Oh, I liked the swirls on the frame! But more so, I love what you did with this! So chic!!

  3. Very nice. Such a sweet way to great people!

  4. This idea is genius!!! I may just have to find a frame and make one for my new apartment!

  5. Fab idea, pinning this for future reference…

  6. Looks so great, what an awesome idea! I was planning on doing something kinda similar to this for Christmas

  7. This is SO CUTE! Now that my big craft fairs are over, I’ll have some time to just do FUN projects; I’ll definitely be doing this. :)

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