crafts lately. I think it's harmless--I don't think my husband will mind. I don't
think anyone will get hurt, not even my bank account. I'm pretty frugal and
get many of my craft supplies at Goodwill! I love a good hunt!
Did I mention I'm going to Paris in September? Oh, I think I did earlier in the
week! I mentioned also that I would be sharing some of my Frnechy crafts so
here's the first one.
One of my favorite blogs is Confessions of a Plate Addict. Debbie writes about
decorating, traveling, and thrifting...all with a French accent, and I don't miss
a post. I love her craft ideas, and pinned her DIY Eiffel Tower Book Bundle
long ago. I finally got around to making my spin-off version.
I started out with the boxed set of paperback
books and covered them in brown paper.
I found a vintage picture of the Eiffel Towel
that seemed the right width and height
and printed it four times in a 4" x 6 " size.
Following Debbie's advise, I used rubber
cement glue, which worked extremely well
to adhere each image. I started with the
middle of the Tower and worked my way to the right
and the left, moving the image gradually.
I covered the box with printed burlap from Joann's
that I adhered with Mod Podge.
Here's the right side of the box.
. Oh, yes, and a DIY pendant to match!
It's a pendant from the bead store and an oval
cover. Using an ex-acto knife, I cut the image
to fit and glue into the pendant. Making sure
there are no air bubbles on the flat side of
the cover, I spread with Mod Podge and laid
it over the image. Press until secure.
Here's the left side and the back of the box.
Such wonderful burlap!
I should have bought more than one yard!
When I went back,
it was all gone.
Guess I wasn't the only one who liked it!