Celebrate The Moments Word Art Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

Celebrate The Moments Word Art Frame

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Remember the Rain Boots Paintbrush Pots from last night? Well they looked super pretty in my craft space / dining room, but they needed something eye-catching to go next to them…

Celebrate The Moments Wall Art Frame:

Celebrate The Moments Word Art Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

Cute huh? And so simple to make – My Mind’s Eye have done the main job with their Just Splendid Ready To Frame 8×10″ Wall Art Prints!

I could have just stuck it in a frame, but I wanted a little bit of extra detail…

Step 1: I bought this frame from a charity (thrift) shop for £1:

Celebrate The Moments Wall Art by Jennifer Grace

Step 2: I refreshed it with a whitewash look, by giving it a coat of white gesso, and wiping it with a baby wipe while the gesso was still wet. This meant the ridges stood out nicely:

Celebrate The Moments Wall Art by Jennifer Grace Celebrate The Moments Wall Art by Jennifer Grace

Step 3: While that was drying I prepared the Word Art Print. My frame size was a bit bigger than 8×10:

Celebrate The Moments Wall Art by Jennifer Grace

So I cut a sheet of paper (Pebbles From Me To You) to the same size as the backing board, and adhered the Word Art Print into the middle (after inking the edges with a gold ink pad):

Celebrate The Moments Wall Art by Jennifer Grace

Step 4: To make some of the dots extra special I added some blobs of PVA glue…

Celebrate The Moments Wall Art by Jennifer Grace

Which I then sprinkled with glitter, left to dry overnight, then shook off the excess glitter:

Celebrate The Moments Word Art Frame by Jennifer Grace

Step 5: I finished it off with sun and arrow die-cut shapes:

Celebrate The Moments Word Art Frame by Jennifer Grace

Then I just slipped it into the frame and put it proudly on display! I like how it reminds me not to worry so much about things that are out of my control, but to instead treasure the little moments of joy we have each day.

Be Inspired:

Find a piece of scrapbook paper or word art that you like and add it to a frame with very little embellishment

Accentuate a pattern with a dot of paint, ink, or glitter

Whitewash something with gesso or paint

What do your think? Do you have a quote or phrase on display in your home?

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

See you again at 3pm!

Jennifer x

27 Comments
  • I have a couple of blackboards I made that hang in the kitchen and I regularly change the quotes on them, your framed quote is so much more colourful though.

    June 7, 2014 at 2:59 pm
  • Annie
    Reply

    Another great idea Jennifer – love this quote and the fresh happy colours. I have a “create” banner I made for my workroom and we have a beautiful cross stitched picture with a poem which a friend made us for our wedding. Love the idea of framing a piece of scrapbook paper – I have a sheet from the Chalkboard Studio collection which I’ve been reluctant to cut into ….. hmmmmm ….

    June 7, 2014 at 3:01 pm
  • Patricia
    Reply

    Great idea! I really like how it turned out! Super cute next to the boots too!

    June 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm
  • mandysea
    Reply

    hmmmn…. no I don’t, but I’ve always thought I would….. just haven’t got to make something…maybe now I will – yours is inspirational! Love it!

    June 7, 2014 at 3:50 pm
  • Love this…..I keep meaning to have a go at some word art and never get round to it….this should inspire me.

    June 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm
  • Frances
    Reply

    I really like what you did to the frame. I think the visual reminder is great to glance at any time you need it or see it. Nice idea.

    June 7, 2014 at 5:35 pm
  • This is lovely beside your rain boots! I have a mixed media canvas that I made hanging in my craft room with the quote – “When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say to Him, “I used Everything You gave me”

    June 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm
  • a very pretty picture x

    June 7, 2014 at 7:47 pm
  • Sarah
    Reply

    Another fab creation that I have had the pleasure of seeing in real life and admired!! it really is lovely. I Soooo need more handmade/altered items in our house!!

    June 7, 2014 at 8:04 pm
  • a great simple idea- love it xx

    June 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm
  • This is a great idea. I don’t have anything like this on display in my home, but may do something like this for my craft room 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 8:43 pm
  • love how you have kept this simple with minimal embellishment so the message stands out

    June 7, 2014 at 8:49 pm
  • Jen
    Reply

    Cute piece! I really like what you did with the frame- simple and easy but so effective.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:44 pm
  • Gemma Steele
    Reply

    Off to a car boot tomorrow, will be looking out for frames!

    June 7, 2014 at 10:55 pm
  • Love this sentiment!

    June 8, 2014 at 2:11 am
  • Love how you’ve managed your signature bling!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:26 am
  • Lindsay
    Reply

    This is so simple and beautiful. I love the color combination and the small pops of glitter make it really nice!

    June 8, 2014 at 8:21 am
  • This would look great on any shelf!

    June 8, 2014 at 2:14 pm
  • Super cute frame and the quote is a good one

    June 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm
  • I have a homemade wall art in my craft room made for me by a friend – I love it!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm
  • Karen Schroeder
    Reply

    I my crafting area I put up quotes relating to creativity and discovery. I love how you altered the frame!

    June 8, 2014 at 7:36 pm
  • You have some great ideas Jennifer. Love the shabby chic frame makeover…and the sentiment is perfect.

    June 8, 2014 at 8:42 pm
  • Heather Pham
    Reply

    I just got a new quote from a friend on graduation night. It said “Distance sometimes lets you know who’s worth keeping and who’s worth letting go.” -Lana Del Rey

    It’s currently taped to a cork board. (I couldn’t bear stabbing it with a tack.)
    The quote means a lot since our class is all separating to continue a new life after high school. To say I was bawling was an understatement. I looked like the witch from the wizard of oz. “I’m melting” under all that makeup.

    June 9, 2014 at 5:52 am
  • Heather Pham
    Reply

    I wanna try framing it since the cork board thing is not really working out.
    Thanks for the idea. It’s like you are reading my mind and figuring out my mini dilemmas.

    June 9, 2014 at 5:53 am
  • From the simple to the special in one easy frame – love it!

    June 9, 2014 at 11:17 am
  • I have a lot of ATC style pieces of art with great sayings on but as of yet have not framed any.

    June 9, 2014 at 11:21 am
  • Janet
    Reply

    I just got a chalkboard clipboard that would be awesome for something like this! Love yours! Thank you for the great ideas! I now want to skip work and craft all day!!!

    June 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

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