Thursday, April 5, 2012

{DIY} Something Special Framed

Today's DIY is all thanks to my handsome boyfriend. Remember those pretty purple flowers he sent me? After I enjoyed them, I saved my favorite rose and pressed it in a thick book for about a month {I read some directions online about how to do that: I pressed it between wax paper and put a few books on top of the one the flower was in, just to ensure extra pressure}.  After the rose was nice and flat, I removed it and did this little craft:


Materials: Frame, patterned paper, pressed rose, scissors, tape.


I simply positioned the rose where I wanted it in the frame and put some yellow paper behind it. Easy peasy!
 


I couldn't resist adding it to my gallery wall in my bedroom! 
All photos taken and edited by Victoria Carlson Photography
Not only is yellow the accent color I chose for the gray and purple in my bedroom, but it's also purple's complimentary color on the color wheel. I love how the yellow makes the rose pop off the paper! I also love that I get to look at it everyday while I get ready. It reminds me how blessed I am to have such a thoughtful man in my life :)


Have you done anything crafty with something sentimental lately?
You can also catch me over at Schue Love today dishin' on my favorite places in Seattle!
Happy Thursday!
Love,
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PS. Welcome to my sponsor Bailey from Anchored in Love
Bailey is a Texas girl who loves the Lord, writing, photography, fellowship and crafting. She has such a sweet soul- you're sure to become fast friends :)

28 comments:

  1. Such a sweet idea!!! It looks so lovely on your gallery wall! Hope your week is going well!! xo

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  2. Ohhh love it! What a nice boy! :) I love the collection of frames too on the wall. Very eclectic and girly... definitely my style. And I love your top/dress in that one photo. So springy! :) Happy Thursday friend!

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  3. Especially great Idea if you have an itty bitty kitty like mine who thinks all things that hang- including Mama's dried roses- are her play toys! I agree with Kerri too, the collection of frames together is perfect!

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  4. Love the DIY framed art! I've been looking for some easy DIY frame ideas! Thank you!

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  5. This is beautiful. Thank you for the creative DIY!

    Silver
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  6. What a great way to save such a sweet gift!

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  7. Simple. (I like simple.) Perfect little pop on the wall...but the sentiment is the best part. ;)

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  8. Such a cute project...and love how special it is to you!! Thanks for guest posting today!! :)

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  9. I love this! I'm going to have to do this :)

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  10. This is so cute! What a great idea. I check Schue Love every day! I found her blog through another pregnancy blog I follow. How do you know her??

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  11. I love the yellow paper, may have to copy this with my back and white colour scheme...

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  12. Cute idea! It's super easy too! Love it!

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  13. That's so sweet! I'll have to save one of my flowers the next time hubby buys them for me so I can frame it :)

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  14. That's so sweet! Nothing is better than a sentimental DIY! Love the purple with the yellow! And it's perfect for your wall!

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  15. I love this idea! Such a great reminder to have close by :)

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  16. i love this idea... it look beautiful!

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  17. This is precious! I can never get my roses to turn out this good!

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  18. How lovely - the purple and yellow are so perfect! I love that print underneath too!

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  19. Awww, this is the sweetest! It couldn't be more perfect for your gallery wall, and I'm sure you will treasure it for a looooong time! :)

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  20. I love that you kept it whimsical and modern since dried roses always get such a country kitsch treatment. That will be such a great reminder of the lovely beginnings of a beautiful relationship.

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  21. That's so sweet, definitely something I want to try, my bedroom really needs some new decorations, its been the same way for far too long now.
    xox

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  22. you did such a good job! this looks beautiful!

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