Monday, September 22, 2008

Homemaker Monday: Instant Wall Art!

Welcome to...


Thank you for joining us! If you're new to this carnival and would like to enter your post, please check HERE for the rules and regs.

YOURS: This week's "YOURS" post was written by Trachelle over at High Heels and a Sippy Cup. If you were here for last week's Homemaker Monday, you will remember that I featured another one of Trachelle's posts about how to store jewelry. Now, you may be saying to yourself, "That's not fair. Trachelle was featured last week. Why doesn't she pick someone new this week?" Let me explain. As I was going through last week's posts to pick this week's "YOURS", I remembered how Trachelle's post on positive toddler discipline truly spoke to me. Perhaps it's because I have a toddler at home and I feel like I'm constantly having to correct his behavior. I loved her ideas for making this frequent occurance more loving and positive. As I was preparing this post, I copied and pasted her URL, then looked at the previous week's post and was alarmed to see that I had featured her last week also! I thought about changing this week's "YOURS" and featuring someone else, but then I remembered how I had stated in the "rules and regs" that I would feature my favorite post each week. Well, this was it, whether her's was my favorite last week also or not. Good job, Trachelle!

Anywho, Trachelle's post was so lovingly and and well written and my emotions welled up inside me as I read how she treats her sweet boy. She posted lots of cute pictures, too. Here is one of my favorites...


Look at those lovely locks! Thank you so much, Trachelle, for your inspiration and I hope we can all learn from your loving example as a mother. To read Trachelle's entire post, click HERE.

MINE: Today I chose to post a simple wall decoration tip anyone can do.

I love poppies. The first piece of art I was ever able to afford was a huge 3x5 painting of red poppies in a clear vase. I wanted something else colorful on my other walls to tie the room together, so I came up with this grouping...


If you'll look closely...(you can do that by clicking THIS picture)


...you might be able to see that these are prints done on fabric. Here's how I did it.

Step 1. Find artwork or photos of something you love (but be careful about copyright laws!) and upload it into a file on your computer.

Step 2. Print out the picture in whatever size you choose onto THIS kind of paper...


Step 3. Iron on the picture to a piece of white muslin cloth. You can find it very cheaply at almost any craft store.

Step 4. Mat and frame the fabric and you have instant art! You could also do this with black and white photographs for a vintage look.

So what do you think? Are you ready to try this? If so, please post a picture and let me know. I would LOVE to see what you come up with!

OURS: Okay, now it's your turn. Let's see what great ideas all of you happy homemakers have for us today. Remember to leave a comment, which makes it easier for me to enter you in the prize drawing, and let the other homemakers you visit know what you thought of their posts with lots of considerate comments. Thanks again and have a Happy Homemaker Monday!



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18 comments:

Frugal Finds said...

can't wait to see what everyone else is doing!!

Laurice. said...

That is awesome! I will definitely be doing that sometime soon!

Christine said...

I've posted an oldie but a goodie. It is prompted by our recent need for this item. It has once again been catipulted to the top of my favorite "mom tools". Pop on over to see what I'm talking about!

Lisa Ann said...

Great idea! Stop by and sign up for my fall give away.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Wow those are beautiful! I can't tell their fabric which I suppose is good - they just look like real giant stamps and the poppy red does add a HUGE splash of color - nice choice.

P.S. He loves you... said...

what a wonderful idea! I'm linking for my first time!
Just need to dig around a little to see what's worth sharing!

;D

Tara said...

So excited to have found this! Posted my first idea....excited to get all of your ideas! I put your button on my sidebar!!

Amanda B. said...

Good reminder of the toddler discipline- I needed that. Obviously, I have had two before and have two now! I love the wall art- beautiful! :)

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

this is SO awesome! I LOVE THIS IDEA! In that big ol' house of yours is there a bedroom for me to come and stay with you for a while just so I can learn from you???? I would LOVE IT! Can we be neighbors if not????

Globe Trotters said...

Jen- I LOVE this idea. I have been hesitating on hanging up some of our pictures from Africa because of lack of inspiration- you have INSPIRED me! And we are LOVING the house. We may have to come down and visit you sometime :)

Melinda said...

Great Idea. I love them they are so pretty and bright. So eady to do even I could do it. Thanks for sharing.

High-Heels And A Sippy-Cup said...

Oh my, I am feeling so flattered. Thanks so much for the link love and kind words.

I wasn't able to get mine up in time for today but I'll be back for next Monday. I am loving your blog and all your great ideas! Thanks again, lady.

The Farmer's Wife said...

I too love poppys! I love your ideas of transfering onto fabric!

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi,
Thanks for coming by. I love company! I am just now answering my comments from today but I will be back in a little while and check the other posts here.
Thanks for coming by. I just think you guys are so cool oh and btw...my new grandson is almost 5 months old our daughters first. I read all your twin posts. Some were helpful! Thanks for sharing. Aren't those babies just too cute?
Have a great week.
Sherry

A happy heart at home said...

Hi! Have a great week!

~Susan

SITS Girls said...

Very cool project!

Carla said...

how cool is this! Ty-whats-his-name shared on Oprah blowing up pictures of poppies to hang on the wall, fabric would be a whole new level! You topped TY!

Globe Trotters said...

Jen- I have loved this wall art idea, and have been dying to do it myself...now that I have finished two exams, I am rewarding myself with a crafts night :) I will let you know the results- can't wait!