DIY: Floral Style and Framework

22.4.14

I had been thinking about a few projects that I wanted to do before tossing out the notions and paper crafting items that I had amassed for some time. So, I wanted to revamp a few items that I had around in the home, as well as perusing my arts and crafts bin for extra inspiration.

Calendar Art:

Frame #1: by using printed kitchen liners or contact paper (this will be your background), cut them to your frame measurement (for insertion), which, of course is slightly smaller than the actual frame. Adhere the printed liners/contact paper to a piece of cardstock or cardboard of the same measurement. For this frame version, I used an engraved stone that I found on eBay.

Place the stone on top of the printed background, gluing it in place. Let dry. Insert your finished background with the stone into your frame or shadow box. I decorated my finished piece with flowers on the top of the frame.

Frame #2: I decided to reuse old picture frames for this project to create artwork from a past calendar. After cutting selected images and text from my calendar, I measured and positioned the main photo to the frame. This project works wonderfully if you have a shadow box as well. Set your photo in place, and insert inside the frame. Secure frame closed. That’s it! You can change it as you like, just by reusing your favourite calendar photos.

Frame #3: to make a more elaborate piece, I used paint chip cards which are great for design crafts, along with my calendar image. I cut my paint chip cards into various shapes, then placed them in the layout that I wanted. Next, glue all of the pieces together, then insert the image in the frame. Secure frame closed.

Floral Centrepiece
With the same theme of floral, I used more of the remnants from my printed paper. But, instead of an oval piece in the shape of my tin, I cut an asymmetrical shape of the print, because I wanted to fold it over the edge of the tin. I had a bundle of glass marbles from other projects, so I filled my tin with them for colour.

Next, I used and cut silk flowers to start the design of my floral arrangement. Lastly, to secure my floral stems, I used the printed floral paper as tape to hold a few of the stems down, since the paper had adhesive on the opposite side.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my fun and easy spring DIY.

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74 comments

  1. Vix Brearley22 April

    How creative and pretty! x

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  2. Stanislava E.22 April

    I really like the floral frame! Nice DIY, thanks for sharing!


    http://sunandsany.blogspot.com

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  3. Lovely ideas Madison, love your DIY artwork!

    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

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  4. Amazing spring diy ideas Madison!! Love everything. Can't wait to try them. Esp the floral centrepiece. It's marvelous. Glad you had a great Easter too :D



    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  5. Madison, your hands are gold! You are so good with the DIY projects, wish I had the same patience. The ideas are all adorable, especially the first frame and the centrepiece. Hope you had a great Easter dear, wish you a nice week! Kisses! xo

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  6. Couture Carrie22 April

    So creative and lovely!


    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. Chrissie22 April

    Der Rahmen ist sooo schön geworden!

    Greets from the EDELFABRIK
    Chrissie

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  8. I love your DIY posts, Madison. You make it look easy:) Those frames are pretty, and that centre piece is so perfect for spring.

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  9. Looks wonderful! x

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  10. Erika Sorocco22 April

    The Frame Makeover would be such a cute gift for Mother's Day!!

    xx

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  11. sartorialsidelines22 April

    I just love that centerpiece - it turned out great and would make such a nice addition to a table!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  12. Sharon22 April

    The floral centerpiece are so pretty! I like that you used silk flowers so you don't have to worry about the flowers lasting :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Starbucks Giveaway!

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  13. These are wonderful doll, I love DIY projects, I have a few of my own I will be getting started on. These came out beautifully :) Have a sweet day xx

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  14. I really like the frame project. I have a couple DIY projects that I've been meaning to tackle as well--- including some photo framing.... thank you for inspiring me to get to it!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  15. kim bim22 April

    Your DIY is so cool,I love the floral centrepiece so much, I infact
    I wanna give it a try. I have missed your DIY so much, I wanna see more and more of your cool colourful outfits.

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  16. Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
    I love these ideas - the frames are so pretty!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati
    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de/

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  17. Glam up your Lifestyle22 April

    Ach ist das alles hübsch, du bist so talentiert und fantasievoll. Ich habe leider kein Händchen dafür. Dekoration mit Blumen mag ich sehr gerne. Viele Grüßen Cla

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  18. Lovely centerpiece Madison - hoping your weekend was lovely!
    xo Mary Jo
    http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com

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  19. JTWisdom22 April

    Great projects.
    My mother would use pictures from books or calendars and put them in frames and I would do the same and it was wonderful how the look of a room completely changed. I am working on sewing a dress, getting the fabric.

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  20. the floral centerpiece is such a lovely and easy Spring DIY!

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  21. I love these beautiful and creative ideas, the floral centerpiece is wonderful. Thanks for your support over at mine, hope you're having a great week so far!

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  22. DemiMist22 April

    I love DIYs! Nice ideas!

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  23. Vielen Dank, Cla! Ich bin froh, dass Sie meine Kunst Kreationen mögen!
    Haben Sie einen schönen Woche!
    Freundliche Grüße,
    Madison :-) x

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  24. Thanks dear! Good luck with your projects as well. :-)

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  25. Thanks so much! I really liked the way it came out, I'm already making another one for our living room!

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  26. Definitely! Good idea!

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  27. Aw, thanks Lilli. What a very sweet thing to say. It was hard to narrow down all of my ideas, but I thought this easy DIY would be great to start!
    xx/Madison

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  28. Thanks Emmy. Actually, these are quite easy, I had several other projects to show, but the tutorials would be long, so I decided to do these instead. :)

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  29. Exactly, no-fuss, and vibrant colour that lasts! :)
    Thanks for your comment.

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  30. Yes, do give them a try. Thank you Mira! I was happy to share these tips! xo

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  31. Thanks very much Kim! I know it's been a few months or so since my last DIY, I am a busy woman, haha!:-)
    Take care dear,
    xx/Madison

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  32. You're welcome Alexis, glad that you are inspired. :) I hope you share your little projects whenever you finish!

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  33. Danke! :)
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison x

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  34. Thanks Mary Jo! My week is going well so far, hope you're enjoying it as well. xx
    /M

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  35. They're like little shadowboxes. So pretty! I love the beautiful saying and flowers.

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  36. Oooh, the perfect craft for spring! :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  37. Daniella23 April

    I always enjoy your DIY blogposts. You are so creative, I find it inspiring :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  38. Blond Duck23 April

    I LOVE this!

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  39. BadTasteToast23 April

    Awww lovely! Such a cute idea! :)

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  40. What a great DIY, I love the frames!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  41. gabusiek23 April

    Very beautiful DIY ;)

    I follow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

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  42. The floral centerpiece is really pretty and perfect for Spring! I think I may need to do something like this to brighten up my dining table.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  43. Oh to Be a Muse23 April

    I like the inclusion of the floral prints with the frames. I have some frames and some pictures that I need to put up, but have been lazy about it, lol.

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  44. Cecilia Costantini23 April

    Beautiful post!

    By the way I've never visited your blog before..it's really interesting! Keep it up! :)

    If you want you could come to visit my blog, i would be happy to know what you think about it and stay in touch :)

    And if you want we could follow via GFC and also support each other on our socials, just let me know on my blog :)

    twitter//instagram //lookbook //facebook //bloglovin

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    xoxo

    Cecilia

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  45. Thanks Sam. Enjoy the rest of your time away. :) x

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  46. Thanks so much dear. I really appreciate that! Have a great evening. xx

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  47. The floral centrepiece is my favourite! Great decoration for home or office.

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  48. Really nice diy! I'll try it too

    Kisses

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

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  49. Tanya Jean23 April

    How fun! Love this DIY :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  50. Absolutely great!
    Kisses

    www.angelswearheels.com

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  51. Rosalind Jana23 April

    I'm so glad to see that you too hold onto old calendars and pictures that might be reused and recreated into something else. It makes me feel better about the stacks of lidded boxes I have, filled with cut-outs and cards and interesting images - all just waiting for that mythical time and space when I'm going to make collages with them all.
    I like your inspiring use of materials.

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  52. i actually love paper crafts...wish i had time to do more. i love the frames you did here!

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  53. Sometimes I really get in the mood to be crafty - love what you did with the frames!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  54. This a really fun and nice DIY. The floral center piece and the frames are so cute. Job well done.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  55. Kathrin24 April

    a wonderful idea, it's perfect for spring and summer!
    happy day!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  56. minnja style24 April

    wow, soooo hübsch, einfach beeindruckend. Ich liebe die Blumen.

    Sie ganz lieb gegrüßt
    Minnja

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  57. Dressed with soul24 April

    Liebe Madison, Du hast so schöne Sachen gemacht, sie gefallen mir so gut! Leider muss ich zugeben, dass ich selber ein wenig zu ungeduldig und unbegabt bin, was DIY angeht :) Umso mehr bewundere ich Dich dafür, was Du tolles kreierst <3 Alles Liebe und einen tollen Start ins Wochenende wünscht Dir von Herzen, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de
    International giveaway: Love &
    Peace

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  58. oh, the last one is my favourite for sure! so pretty! and to be honest with you I have thought about similar projects a lot but those have unfortunately been only thoughts so far. one day I have to make it happen! ;) I have even saved all kinds of old magazines (from the 90s for example) so I actually have all the material waiting for me!



    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  59. Thanks! Sounds like you are ready to get started on those projects soon! I have a few magazines from that period, but only special ones that I loved. Moving too much has left me tossing many of them unfortunately. :-) Enjoy the weekend.
    /M

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  60. Vielen Dank!
    lg,
    Madison xx

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  61. Liebe Rena Danke für Deine süße Worte. Es braucht Geduld für DIY, Ach und manchmal muss ich meine Geduld zu finden, haha! Ich bin froh, dass Sie meine Kunst gefallen.
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen und warmen Wochenende! :-)
    Alles liebe,
    Madison xx

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  62. Thanks Roz! Yes, holding on to calendars are my favourite for photos or decorating boxes as well. Finding the time and space is often hard, but I reckon once you get started, it will be a marvellous and enjoyable creative "cutting and pasting" session.

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  63. Thank you! Welcome to my blog!
    I hope to see you again soon.

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  64. Tyric03 May

    This looks cool to make..I have to try this. Maybe for someones house warming gift. Hope you're having a great week!
    xoxo, Ty
    http://www.toastandgrits.com

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