I am asked many times how Love Your Bling® came to be, and it has been a long journey of DIY practices. Being crafty has always come naturally to me, but I have had a lot of teachers along the way. My grandmother taught me to sew doll clothes by hand when I was about five or six years old, and in middle school, my teacher gave me an appreciation for cross stitching. All this is a far cry from jewelry making. However, I learned how to make something out of nothing.
Recently I attended a local crafting event hosted by the Gypsyz Road Show and picked up a new interested in decoupaging. I learned some helpful techniques and was inspired to make a wall hanging for my office.
- 8×8″ Wood Plaque
- Decorative paper
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- sandpaper (optional)
I started by lightly sanding the plaque and applying a thick coat of Mod Podge®. I cut out the striped sheet slightly smaller than the board and smoothed it out over the mod podge and covered it again with another coat. Next, I cut out the flowers from the second scrapbook sheet and covered the backs of the flowers with the Mod Podge® to place on the stripes. I am not very patient in waiting for it to dry between coats, but I tried. You can read more about decoupaging techniques here. Happy crafting.