Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I believe in pink...and a great craft project.

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." -- Audrey Hepburn

The Before

And After

While shopping with a friend a while ago, we stumbled across a super cute frame with the famous Audrey Hepburn quote.  It was pink; it was adorable...it was $75.  Woah. Woah. Woah.  $75 for a Photoshopped quote and a spray painted picture frame?  NO way was I paying that when I knew I could make it.  So I promised my friend a replica would be showing up at her door sometime soon.

I messed around with several different versions of the quote on Photoshop, but never settled on one I really liked.  Cue super creative graphic designer to the rescue.  I stumbled across a fantastic blog called Love Obsess Inspire with Free Printable Goodies.  Not only are they very cute, they're free!  Bingo.  

Then I decided to get a little crazy.  What if I printed the quote on fabric instead of paper? I'd seen the process a couple of time before and had really been wanting to try it.  And that's what I did.  You simply cut a piece of fabric to a size that your printer can handle, iron it to freezer paper (which is NOT the same as wax paper), and gently feed it through your printer.  Worked liked a charm.  I loved the results.  Pretty sure I may start printing everything on fabric: resumes, invitations, my grocery list...

A little picture frame demolition, spray painting, reassembly and I'd succeeded in creating a much cuter, much more unique, and much cheaper version than the one we'd originally found.

I'll post the entire how-to soon.  Law school finals are upon us, and suffice it to say free time has been hard to come by lately.  However, I did manage to get my apartment decorated for Christmas and am thoroughly convinced it's much easier to learn about fee simples, expansions of the commerce clause, and securities law by the light of my tree.  :)

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