Thursday, July 29, 2010

Christmas in July ~ Day 4 ~ Bling Decor in under 20 minutes

I timed this.  I took me 18 minutes and I TOOK PICTURES along the way! 

Do you know what that means?  It means YOU can do this craft in 10 minutes...right?

Here's what you need:

*Frame with removable backing
(About the frame:  I found this cute one at the Thrift Store.  You can use a plain one and decorate it as I did in Tuesday's post, or you could use one from Wally World and just give it a coat of white paint.  Be creative, use what you've got if is good!)

*Some sticky back bling for frame (I used the little stick on rhinestones used for scrapbooking).
*Iron on bling letters

*Scrap of pretty fabric (enough to cover your frame backing)


*Wonder Under (I love this stuff)

*Fabri-Tac, or other fabric glue

Gather your goods...

Take your frame apart.  Get rid of the glass, you won't need it.  This makes packing easier, no need to worry about it breaking in storage.

Cut a piece of pretty fabric about an inch larger (all the way around) than your frame backer.

Cut a piece of Wonder Under just slightly smaller than your frame backer.  Yes, I KNOW, it's for fabric, but it works here too!

Iron it on to the BACK of the backer, according to directions (cotton setting, no steam, 5-10 seconds)...

Peel off paper backing

Center fabric piece over Wonder Under.  Iron in place.

Using your Fabri-Tac glue,glue the fabric edges to the back of the board.

Cut away the loose corner pieces of fabric

Inspect your work and pat yourself on the back

Cut out your letters, whatever you want to say.."Joy" "Peace" "Hope" Merry Christmas" might have a BIG frame! :)

Peel off black backing and position them on your fabric covered board.

Cover with a cloth.

Iron on Cotton setting for 15 seconds holding still.  10 seconds moving around.  Finish with a steam blast.  Don't over iron.

Set aside to cool and go to work on blinging your frame...

Put your sticky bling wherever you want it...I am thinking Christmas...candles reflecting...sparkles everywhere...I get a little bling happy, can you tell?

Once you have finished blinging your frame, grab your fabric covered backer; remove the plastic cover pieces.

Set it into the frame and secure it.

How about that?  Wasn't that SUPER easy???  And so pretty too!

Come back tomorrow!

It'll be our last day for Christmas in July Week...and I'll be participating in Friday Funnies...Christmas version! :)

I'm also going to share a few yummy recipes....Mmmmm, Christmas goodies!

Surely you should make them before December so you'll know if they're worth having!

Here is a picture thought for today...Sunset in Key West...

Pop over to Homesteaders Heart to see what Kim's got going on for Christmas in July today...


  1. You have shared some really cute crafty ideas this week! They are all so cute and pretty! You give such clear directions, too. You should put together a bunch of these ideas and write your own craft book or magazine.

  2. Cuteness!!! I use "Joy" a lot because it doesn't HAVE to be for Christmas. I'd set that out all year long!!
    Love you my bestest!

  3. Oh my gosh...that is soooo awesome! I love it and think I will try this for sure! :)

    Love you and praying for you two!

  4. Of course I love the framed JOY!! Too cute!! Can't wait for the recipes!

    Still praying for you guys and believing all is well!!

    Love and blessings

  5. Well, I reckon God knew what He was doing when He decided not to put a creative bone in this body. 8-} I love being amazed at what y'all can do, though. How I wish y'all lived closer. I have tons of stuff that I know, in the right hands, would make some AbFab wondermous things.

    Love ya loads, crafty Kathy!
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  6. Just wanted you to know that I loved all the craft ideas you shared! Lovely! And since I'm not taking up sewing anytime soon, I think that Wonder Under will have to become my new friend - LOL! Hugs!