Saturday, June 28, 2008
I love making these! It's one of my new favorite crafty things, lol I have one in my kitchen for holding special notes and things. This one actually was made for a close friend's birthday. They're simple to do and lucky for me use materials I have in my stash. Doesn't everyone have a collection of cast off old empty frames? lol Even the diamond pattern isn't hard as I've figured out a really simple way to get it right every time regardless of frame size!
I bet everyone knows how to make these already so I'll focus on explaining how to do the easy peasy method for the diamond grid pattern. Here's what I do, I find the middle mark on each side and stick a straight pin in that spot to mark it. I lay my ribbon pieces out first going from corner to opposite corner, meaning top left to bottom right, top right to bottom left. Then I lay a piece from middle left to bottom middle, middle right to bottom middle, middle left to middle top, middle top to middle right... Got it? Easy peasy I tell you! Try it next time, I bet you'll agree. Here's a closer view... Psst... I'm not a huge matchy matchy kind of girl!
So whaddya think? Kind of cute huh? Well my friend loved it! I have to wonder though if she's managed to hang it up yet, lol, but that's another blog for another day!