Welcome to 2015! I was a little sad putting Christmas away but it is fun to start with a blank slate to put out my everyday decor. This is also a great opportunity to make a few new decor items. I see text printables all over Pinterest, but wanted to add a bit more to it so I decided to turn the frame itself into part of the artwork.
Framed Text As Home Decor
First, figure out what sort of text you want to frame – some ideas include a favorite poem, a page from a book, a hymn, newspaper clippings, etc.? For my text, I decided to use a print of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” . Many hymns are in the public domain so it is easy to find prints of the sheet music.
If the text you are using needs to be printed, print it onto parchment type paper (Resume paper is great for this). This will give it more of an aged look. Also remember that the paper will have to be trimmed to fit an 8×10 frame.
Thrift stores are great places to find basic frames, add a bit of spray paint and it can easily match whatever decor is in your home. Since I wanted the text to be somewhat the focus of this item, I used an 8×10 frame; but this project could easily be done with a 5×7 frame as well (especially if using a page from a book), just size the print accordingly.
Since I wanted this to be more of a decor piece rather than just framed text I decided to add a vinyl bird to the frame. I cut the bird out using my Silhouette Cameo. I love how cheery the bird looks, he’s definitely ready for spring and some warmer weather.
If you don’t have one of these fun machines you could also print a picture of a bird, cut out the outline, trace it onto the back of some decorative contact paper (it comes in fun patterns and colors) and then cut it out and transfer the contact paper bird onto the frame. Or if you are good at drawing, draw the bird directly onto the contact paper and skip the tracing.
What sort of text would you frame? I’d love to hear in the comments!