Tuesday, October 18, 2011
French boarding again... ;-)
All this talk about french boards reminded me that I had been wanting to make one for my baby's room for about 2 years now and that all the supplies were just sitting in my closet.... :-S Well my "baby" is almost 3 now... so I decided there was no time like the present, even though I was already crunched for time... (yes, that's how we ADHD people function.... it's called impulse... ;-))
I took a picture of the supplies but of course I managed to delete it by mistake... LOL ;-) So you'll just have to imagine:
* a canvas
* nails and a hammer, thumbtacks
* fabric (the one I used has some batting already quilted on the back)
First you cut the fabric to the right size...
Then you attach the fabric to the canvas' frame with nails. I don't know how to make fancy little arrows on my pic, but the nails are put in horizontally, this way no risk of poking through the front of the project... ;-)
Then you attach a length of ribbon diagonally with thumbtacks.
After that you just keep going alternating colors if you'd like.
I like to weave my ribbons, alternating over and under the previous one...
Then all that's left is poking little holes through the ribbon, fabric, canvas and secure a little brad at the intersections. (You can also glue all the layers together with a hot glue gun, and finish it off with a button like I did here).
All together it took me an hour. The cost is minimal compared to what you can find in stores and the options are endless... :-) Once you start making one you'll make more... ;-)
And voila!... :-) (awaiting family pictures.... ;-))