Friday, October 15, 2010

Decorating the Chippy Window Frame

On Wednesday, I showed you what I had done with the old chippy window frame I got at the antique store.  Today, I will show how I did it.  It’s quite easy really, embarrassingly easy.  But I need a post and this is what you get.

 1)    First, cut strips of fabric.  I used leftover burlap from the lamp project.  Burlap is stringy by nature but don’t worry about the loose string.  We’ll take care of that later.  Twist the strip like shown below.

2)    Start rolling the twisted up strip.  Use super glue to secure it along the way so it won’t unravel.
 It should start looking like a little rose like this.

3)    Once it’s all rolled up, secure it with hot glue again.  Hot glue dries quickly so just hold it in place for a minute or so.

4)    Next, put a dab of hot glue in the middle of the rosette and place your embellishment. I used the beads of an old, broken, faux pearl necklace. Press it down a few seconds to set, then let dry.

5)      Now just cut off the extra loose strings.  I found that having it unruly can look good too.  It’s a matter of personal preference.


 1)    Glue twine in the back of the rosette.  Spread hot glue all over the back of the rosette and put in place.  Press down for a few minutes until it’s firmly in place.

2)    While the first rosette dries, loosely measure and cut how much twine you will need. 
   3)    Once the first rosette and string dries in place, repeat step one to place the second rosette.  Be sure to have the string taught so it won’t hang too loose once you clip pictures.

4)    Find your favorite pictures and clip on using clothespins.  



Easy, right?!  I found writing directions for this was harder than actually doing it.  So if you have any questions or I’ve made something unclear, leave me a Sunny Note or shoot me an e-mail about it.  Have a fun weekend, everybody.

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10 Sunny Notes:

Tamarah said...

Hello Yanet....!

THANKS so much for your note....! I LOVE how you've embellished this window frame & used it to hang sweet pics of your kids....Totally & utterly CHARMING....!!

I hope you all enjoy a relaxing & HAPPY weekend....!!

Cheers from Australia,
Tamarah :o)

Kelli said...

This is so fabulous! I have always wanted to do something with an old chippy window frame, great idea. Kelli x

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

thanks for sharing how to- i think these are so cute! would be great on christmas gifts!

abby said...

Beautiful decoration, looks great on the old window and could be used as a decor in any fine project.
Enjoy your w/end with your family.

Love of the Sea said...

This came out great! Very creative and looks awesome.

Renegades said...

That is so cute!

Renze said...

I loooove this! And I just turned and gave a long hard stare at my own chippy window frame just sitting there waiting for some use! I'll let you know!

shannon i olson said...

that is a great project, I love old windows! I would have more but I have run out of room and my husband does not "get" it!

Jenni said...

Oh, I love it! It is such a cute idea! :) And I love that old window!

Thank you for stopping by Beautiful Nest and for leaving such a sweet comment about the linen wreath! You are way too kind! :)

I hope you had a great weekend and that your Monday is a good one!

Blessings,
Jenni

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

How cute is your precious window and embellished rope with flowers!! I love it!! Now, I am going to have to find me an old window for sure. Thanks for visiting my blog. I bought my old cart at Canton and was so excited to get such a great deal on it. Have a wonderful week, Jena.