February 19, 2011

framed memories

i was so excited when my dad found my grandmother's thimbles and i knew exactly what i wanted to do with them. of course it took me 3 months to actually get around to doing it. my other grandmother has had some family thimbles framed in her house for as long as i can remember, so that's what i wanted to do with these.

i picked up a couple little shadow boxes at ikea but they were out of white, of course, so i pulled out the spray paint

after a couple (billion) coats paint, they were all bright and shiny

i cut out a couple pieces of scrapbook paper for the back

and hot glue the thimbles right on

and that's it!

it makes me think of all my grandmother's needlepoints every time i see it! good memories

1 comment:

Tracy said...

I love this! So hot glue just holds the thimbles on, even when hanging on the wall? How cool! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for the great idea!


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