Being very close in age, Kari and I are like twins; we talk the same, we buy the same clothes, sometimes we wear those clothes on the same day (that’s just weird), etc. We have so many twin-like things, sometimes we say we share the same brain. Yes, it’s weird, but totally awesome. So you can see that we get a little surprised when we don’t think the same about something…or have the same crafty idea. That’s kind of what inspired the idea to give us the exact same products and see if we create the same thing or something similar. We did this with an adorable Nativity Set from The Wood Connection. Well, today The Wood Connection has sent each of us the same round Gladys frame and overlay; so, we are going to show you the two different looks we came up with. Oh, there’s a bonus, too: we each designed a free printable for the frames. These frames are fun to add a pop of color Kari’s fireplace mantle and to my entryway. Also, I think it’s pretty cool how different our frames and printables are, but you can see similarities too; we both used a paint with some kind of turquoise hue. The Gladys frame and overlay come as two separate pieces. Once we’ve painted the round frame and overlay individually, we then glued the overlay to the frame with E6000 glue. This glue has to dry for about 12-24 hours to secure in place, but it’s permanent!Kari’s Striped Frame is so bright and whimsical. Created with some 1/2″ painters tape and some coordinating paint colors, this frame is a darling addition to her fun spring mantel. Kari also drew these three dainty tulips and water-colored them to create a beautiful printable. You can download the printable with the “Spring is in the Air” quote or just the tulips by themselves. It’s an adorable little printable…ENJOY!
My frame was created with spray paint, a pencil and a fine point Sharpie. Once I had everything painted, I lightly sanded the turquoise overlay to make a smooth “canvas.” It took a couple of days, but I doodled some floral whimsy with a sharp pencil. Then I traced over the pencil with the Sharpie and and glued the overlay to the frame. I was so petrified of the marker smearing that I didn’t erase the pencil marks for days; but once I did take an eraser to it the marker stayed put…to my GREAT relief!About my printable: My little family is a HUGE fan of the Disney Movie, Meet the Robinsons, a film about a young boy who is only interested in inventing, science, and finding a family. The Robinson family applauds failure and promotes success with the phrase: “Keep Moving Forward.” The quote comes straight from Walt Disney himself and the movie is a tribute to his legacy.
Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long…We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney
You can download the Keep Moving Forward printable, I created and frame it or just stick it to your fridge or mirror!
Special thanks to The Wood Connection for providing the frames for this challenge. It’s always fun to see the differences in what we make, but also how our personalities shine through in the finished product. How would you decorate the frame? We love to hear your ideas!