We’ve got guests coming to visit again this summer, and I no longer have the excuse of being recently moved to explain the state of the house. Not that I’m really concerned with having a perfect house (Sugar took care of that pretty quickly), but I would like it to have some decoration. In the coming weeks, I’m going to be hanging more pictures and Mr. Gecko and I are going to recover a chair, but this week I started small.
I’ve seen photos of prints with this design on them floating around the internet for a while. While we were in Idaho Falls, city of multiple craft stores, I picked up the materials I needed for this project: scrapbook paper, a shadowbox frame (they were out of brown, so I bought a black one), foam stickies (since I can’t find mine), puffy leather-look letters, and a clock face. I wanted a clock sticker, but I couldn’t find one, so I settled for the metal clock face multi-pack. From there, it was pretty quick. I cut the patterned paper to fit the 8 x 8 inch frame. I cut out circles for the plate, coffee cup, and coffee, then cut a scrap of paper for a handle. Using flat stickies (which I already had), I stuck the clock face to the coffee circle, then stuck the coffee circle to the cup circle. I also used a flat sticky to attache the handle piece to the cup. I used foam stickies to stick the cup to the plate and the plate to the printed paper. I cut the letters out to lay them out on the paper. They were a little bigger than I had planned on using, but I liked the coloring and texture that they added, so I rearranged the layout of the project. Being a “fly by the seat of my pants” sort of crafter on occasion, I didn’t measure much or draw lines for letter placement; I mostly eyeballed it. I’m happy with how it turned out, though, and it took longer to buy the supplies than it did to put it together.