Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Altered wall hanging

My daughter used to tape all sorts of things to her walls in her room. After we painted, I told her no more tape on the walls. I thought we could use corkboard but it refused to stay up. I was at Target looking at the scrapbook clearance and saw some Making Memories chipboard calendars. It didn't dawn on me at first that I could alter them. I went back the next day and bought 3 sets along with a Paper Crush scrapbooking kit. I used 2 sets for the wall hanging (the last one is for me). After taking off all the embellishments I cut the papers to fit the chipboard, added eyelets at the corners and tied it all together with ribbon. I ended up having to tape up the back to give it more stability. The kit came with a ton of diecuts so she can add them as well as all her magazine cutouts, pictures, and whatever else she wants without damaging the walls. The first thing she put on it was her Creed concert ticket. There are stars hanging from the bottom that in their original form were earrings.