Thursday, January 17, 2013

Crossing The I's

Today I finally got around to updating our cluster wall with a couple of extra items.  I am so happy with the new additions and am already dreaming up more things to add to the wall.

Cluster Wall

A few weeks after Imogen was born we picked up an I to add to the wall but the poor thing has sat in my sewing room waiting ever since.  Last night I finally got around to making it and hung it this morning.

Imogen's I

These letters are super easy to make.  I use paper mache letters from Spotlight which are about $3 each.  Then all you need is a piece of scrapbooking paper and some coordinating paint.  First I painted all the sides of the letter and let it dry overnight.  I then traced around the letter onto a piece of scrapbooking paper, cut out the paper letter and paste onto the front of the paper mache letter.  From there if you need to you can trim any edges that you need to and hang.

Imogen's I

Now, since I added that to one side of the wall I needed to add something to the other side.  See I have a thing about balance and symmetry.  I had no idea what I was going to make but the minute I saw this cross stitch on pinterest I decided it was just the thing.

Tea Cross Stitch

I first saw this on the lovely Brooke's pinterest page and promptly saved it.  The next day I had some spare time I popped on over to Spotlight and grabbed the supplies.  I doubled the size if the pattern so it would take up more space on the wall.  If you would like to make one too you can find the pattern here.

Tea Cross Stitch

I am so happy with how these both turned out and how our cluster wall is expanding.  I already have ideas for a few more things to add to expand the wall even further.  Stay tuned for those!

7 comments:

  1. I love your cluster wall! We are getting started on a gallery wall in our den. It's intimidated to hang the first artwork!

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  2. Looks great! I love your potholders especially :-)

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  3. It's just gorgeous. Well done!

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  4. Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO

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  5. It has been FOREVER since I have been blogging and have missed so much of your very exciting news!! A (very late) Congratulations on your beautiful little girl! And as always you have created so many gorgeous things...enjoy 2013 Kat! x

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  6. I like the paper mache letters, I thought I might try one of those for the girls for their rooms. They are a really lovely way to decorate a room and wall like you have. Your pot holders are really lovely too.

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