Friday, February 6, 2015

{Salvaged House Number} Shadow Box Art

Two summers ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Haven Conference. A few days before leaving, I had discovered that I was pregnant with our third child! I was over the moon excited with my little secret. :) While at the conference, I found this beautiful, gold house number that Southern Accents had salvaged from an old home that was being demolished. I immediately snagged it up and it's been kept safely in a drawer these last few years, just waiting to be used for something.

Yesterday, I finally found a home for my lucky number five! I absolutely love how this shadow box art turned out. And the best part is, it took me less than an hour to create! :)

The supplies I started off with included a shadow box Ribba frame from IKEA, two pieces of coordinating fabric that I had on hand and the house number. Other items I ended up using were tape, hot glue, scissors, embroidery thread and an embroidery needle.

I started by wrapping the mat inside of the frame with my yellow fabric. For whatever reason, the hot glue did not adhere the fabric well to the mat, so I ended up using scotch tape. And it worked! Score!

Next, I taped/glued the patterned fabric into the picture hole of the mat. The number looked rather plain inside, so I applied strips of the patterned fabric to the top of the yellow fabric with hot glue. Then I used embroidery thread to attach the number to the patterned fabric. Finally, I glued the mat to the cardboard piece that slides into the back of the frame. It stabilized the number really well.

And that, folks, was it! This was such a easy project and the end result is just gorgeous!

Right now, it's sitting pretty on an end table in our living room. But, once my gallery wall is finished, it will have a place of honor there instead. :)

Don't you just love easy, meaningful projects that can be created with items you all ready have in your home? I sure do!

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  1. Super Cute Emily!! Thanks for the Inspiration! stopping by from the Pretty Pintastic Party..Smiles.Cindy

  2. That is beautiful. Love the yellows :)


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