Tuesday Time Out Linky Party

It's my last week to co-host the Tuesday Time Out Linky Party from Reasons to Skip the Housework- it's been fun!
Here are my favorites from last week:

Lofthouse Sugar Cookies from Stella B's Kitchen

Kale Chips from Hippie Dog Company

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes from Shugary Sweets

Now be sure to link up all of your greatest stuff! I wanna see what everyone has been up to...

Reasons To Skip The Housework

Reasons To Skip The Housework


Fabric-Covered Frames

Today I'm going to share with you a craft with endless possibilities- beautiful fabric-covered picture frames. A great solution for your thrifty finds and those remnant fabrics, you can take any drab frame and customize it to match your decor or the theme of your photo. A custom frame also makes a great gift! This one was for my mother for Mother's Day.

This project started with this frame that just wasn't my style. I wanted to refinish it somehow to blend with mom's decor- paint wasn't an option on the frame's mosaic surface but fabric choices were endless.  I found a beautiful pewter fabric and some coordinating accents and got to work.

Unfortunately, you couldn't disassemble this particular frame so I used painter's tape to protect the glass before spraying the front of the frame with spray adhesive. The spray adhesive worked perfectly for this project- it didn't discolor the fabric or show any lumps or bumps below.
I used an exacto knife to cut out the fabric covering the glass, making sure the edges were adhered well,  and used fabric glue to glue the fabric to the back of the frame.
Depending on the look you want, you could be done at this step! If you have some fabrics you want to showcase, they would look great unadorned and perhaps grouped together on a table. Or you could use some fabric glue to add accents of a coordinating fabric. 

You can decorate your frame with anything your glue will stick to! Have some mementos from your latest vacation? Showcase them on your frame with a photo from the trip. Use your collection of old keys, buttons or broaches- anything! I decided to decorate mine with these pretty fabric flowers I had made and some ribbon- you can read how to make the flowers here

I have a ton of nicked up frames I'm looking forward to refinishing- I'm thinking a groups of burlap-covered frames would look great! 


Tuesday Timeout Linky Party!

It's time for another edition of Tuesday Time Out Linky Party- and I'm co-hosting! Hope everyone had a chance to check out the awesome links from last week- there's some great stuff out there!
Here are some of my favorites:

Poblano Pesto from Amy's Cooking Adventures

Amazing Vintage Picnic Baskets with image transfers from Shabby Love

Be sure to give your host- Reasons to Skip the Housework- some love for throwing this party! Now, go link up your greatest posts!

Reasons To Skip The Housework

Reasons To Skip The Housework


The Last Giveaway!

It's the last day of Blogapalloosa! Stop by Atir Inspired Decor to take a peek at her giveaway goodies! They include this great wallet along with other treasures.

And don't forget to visit past day's giveaways- many are open for a week. You can find them by selecting the giveaway category on the left side of the page.


Blogapallossa Giveaway- $20 to UUPP Prints!

I am so excited to be doing my first giveaway as part of Blogapalloossa hosted by Randee's Organized Chaos! I'm sure you have been following along for the past couple of weeks, now it's my turn to share something with you.

Last month, I received this gorgeous print in the mail from a dear friend displaying my favorite Julia Child quote. Sneaky girl had it custom made for me from a great Etsy shop she found- UUPP. (Click here to visit the shop)

I checked the shop out and found so many amazing prints and cards. Her work is fresh and inspiring! Whether you're looking for an uplifting phrase or something endearing for your sweetheart, she's got it. There were even categories dedicated to Jane Austen, Julia Child and Food quotes! 

So now for the good stuff! The winner of this giveaway will win a $20 gift certificate to UUPP! That's enough for an 8x10 print! Or use it towards a custom piece displaying your favorite text!

Here are some of my favorites:

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win! The more love you give, the more entries you can get! You have a week to enter- have at it!

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