Monday, August 29, 2011

Dance Ribbon Ring

My daughter, who is 4.5, has been really into crafts lately.  She loves to draw, color, paint, do small art projects, etc.  After daycare she decided she wanted to make something tonight.  I pulled up Pinterest and showed her my kids craft board and told her to scroll through it to find something she would like to make.

She decided she wanted to make a Dance Ribbon Ring. The tutorial I used is found here Dance Ribbon Ring I have a ton of ribbon, so I knew we would have that on hand.  The directions said to use a wooden curtain ring for the ring portion. I didn't have this on hand, so we went in search for something to use.  I found a small white frame in with my cross stitching supplies. I unscrewed the hanger and was left with a small white ring.  

Addison picked out four different ribbons that she liked. She decided on two pink, a white and a silver.  I measured out the ribbon into 4 foot lengths and she used scissors to cut the ribbon. Then I knotted the ribbon onto the frame.

I remember when I was little, back in the 80's, having something just like this only bigger. I think I received it as a birthday gift. 

She was very happy with how it turned out and I think it's very cute. She is now asking for a "dance party" so she can dance with her friends and use the dance ribbon ring.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Monogram Wall Hanging

I had ordered a letter "Y" from a vinyl company in hopes to put it on a small white plate to hang on the wall. I'm not sure what happened, I ordered it to be 4 inches high and it came in huge!  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. 

Then I remembered that I had this old frame from the 70's sitting around and thought it might work. This is what I started with.

The frame was a horrible gold color and it is plastic. It is 11x14 in size.
The "Y" vinyl.
Fabric that I purchased at Joann Fabrics
Spray paint that I purchased at Wallmart.

I first primed the frame with a white primer. Then I sprayed the frame black. It's a black satin by Krylon. It took 4-5 coats of black to get an even coat on the frame.

Addison was having fun with the frame after I painted it. 

This is the final version.  I LOVE how it turned out.  Now I just need to figure out where I want to hang it. My husband said it will probably just lay around because I won't be able to decide where to put it.  I'll have to prove him wrong.

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