Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WAITING FOR YARN...AND CRAFTING

I found cute wall pockets here by Cathe Holden, they are made out of old painted canvas' or new ones. My friend Donna and I decided to make some for ourselves. Donna used new canvas that were deep. I had some old painted ones that were not as deep. I like the deep ones better, they will hold more stuff!
First you hot glue the burlap on the canvas, then play. We had the best time finding weird hokey things to embellish them with.
We printed out words and numbers on the computer and Mod Podged them on. We used soda can tabs for the hangers. Just hot glue them on the back, or buy hanger things....
We hot glued a little box that my business cards came in on the side, and painted wooden knobs, and used old buttons. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! I would put two hangers on the ones with a box so when you put something in it, it won't be off-centered and tip!
I took them in to my local craft store, Porters.....and showed them what they could do with their canvas' and burlap.
Amy the manager gave me all kinds of fun scrap booking supplies and I went home and had a BLAST just creating models for the Porter's store. I added a piece of scrap booking paper to the back inside of the canvas. You have to do that first before you hot glue the burlap....TRUST ME ON THAT ONE. Just use quick tacky glue on the paper and roll it slightly and slip into place. It doesn't have to be as long as the frame, because the bottom is hid by the burlap. That makes it easier to slide in.
I painted some of the canvas sides. On the aqua one, I added a little wooden box, put some push pins on the bottom. I used a Distress Ink pad and distressed the canvas and twine after it was glued in place...and then I used the distress ink on any/everything else!