Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"P" is for Patchwork

Patchwork wall art.



A knock off of Ballard Design's Patchwork Prints:

Patchwork Prints -Set of 9
image from Ballard Designs


My prints are actually pieces of fabric, the squares measure 6 1/2" each.

Here's how I made them:

1. My drying rack recently broke so I used the side wood pieces:


2. Disassemble the rack and cut 6 1/2" pieces with mitered corners:


3. Assemble frames using wood glue and nails. (I did buy one 5' piece of moulding in order to make 9 frames.)


4. Paint frames grey.


5. Sand rough edges and excess glue, dry brush paint with silver metallic.
6. Cut 9 pieces of 1/4" plywood (mine are 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" to fit snug inside the frame).


7. Apply spray adhesive to plywood and attach fabric.  Snug plywood into frame leaving about 1/4" depth of frame in front and hot glue inside corners from back side.



I'll save the $169 plus shipping and make my own patchwork prints!


And I won't feel so bad when I want to change them out for something new.


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56 comments:

  1. Ok those are just TOO CUTE - love it!!!

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  2. I was thinking of doing something like this, but didn't want to buy that many frames. Kuddos for making your own. Looks great and love your fabric choices.

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  3. This turned out awesome! Very creative thinking by using the drying rack. ;)

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  4. Awesome, creative use of the rack, they turned out wonderfully!

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  5. Wow, what a neat idea! You are so creative!!!

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  6. good job! I looove Ballards, but never the prices, lol

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  7. They look super great! I use to live near a Ballard's Clearance Center and the prices were STILL too darn up there!!! Who needs 'em.....lol

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  8. You're so creative, mine broke and to the trash went.. I could've done this.

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  9. This is SO cute!! I might have to make some for MY place!! ;)

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  10. That is one very pretty patchwork! Great idea to reuse the drying rack too.

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  11. Well, how cute is that. You are so creative and good. Thanks so much for sharing this at the party this week!

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  12. what an awesome idea reusing those wood slats for frame pieces! And I like your assortment of fabric too, visually interesting mix. Great job!

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  13. I was still in awe of the cute patchwork art when I read that you made the frames! That blew me away! wow... amazing. I love it!

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  14. They are absolutely fantastic!! And the fact that you recycled a drying rack makes is just that much better! :)

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  15. It's posts like this that make me into a pack rat--instead of pitching stuff, I'm telling myself "I'm sure I could find a use for this...".

    Love your wall art!

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  16. So smart to re-use your rack! It looks amazing! :)

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  17. I love this! What a great idea and it's such a unique piece of wall art!

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  18. Wow, these look fantastic! What an ingenius use for your broken drying rack, too!

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  19. Wow. I can't believe you used a broken drying rack to make the frames. Brilliant! I like your colors much better than the Ballard version. This is fantastic!

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  20. So great! Yours looks better than Ballard!


    Kelly

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  21. How adorable! I have fabric squares on my living room wall, but they aren't framed like yours. I just may have to do something about that. :)

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  22. So simple but so pretty! I love the prints you picked

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  23. Great idea! Love where you got the wood from!

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  24. As a lover of anything patchwork, these are right up my alley! Love how you repurposed the drying rack, too.

    Off to add this to my tumblr for future project inspiration... :)

    Erin
    Carolina Country Living
    http://carolinacountryliving.blogspot.com

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  25. This is better than your inspiration! I love it.

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  26. These look amazing! You are so inspiring!!! X

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  27. I love these. Thanks for sharing.

    Pam x

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  28. I love all kinds of fabric, so this is a great idea! They look great!

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  29. u need to make these and sell them! i would totally buy!!! love this for my boys room! : )

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  30. These are just darling~ I love your take on the patchwork prints- so sweet! Thanks for linking this up to FNF :)

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  31. Love, love, love how these turned out! SO GREAT! ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  32. These are great!! Really delightful. Thanks for sharing them. I have 2 girls and a little guy myself. :) :)

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  33. Fabulous idea! I am definitely going to have to copy it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. I am so impressed, you are super resourceful! They turned out so cute! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  35. These are so fun! I love that you repurposed your broken drying rack. Nice!

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  36. This is such a cute idea! Love that you used the wood from an old drying rack. I've seen this in the Ballard catalog. Great thrifty alternative!

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  37. Amazing transformation! So resourceful...I would have never thought to turn that old rack into beautiful frames. Love this!

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  38. Great idea! Nice Knockoff! I am saving this idea! Love your fabric choices. wanda

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  39. That's just so cool! I never would have thought of making frames from a clothes rack. Excellent way to reuse it! I love how colorful and cheerful they are.

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  40. It reminds me of the embroidery hoops that people have been putting fabric in - I LOVE the fabric you chose and I love that they are square!

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  41. Awesome, Jaime! Love the fabric, too.

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  42. LOVE IT!! I would never have thought to cut up one of those racks (which I totally have and am about to take a saw to). Thanks for linking up! I'm featuring you tomorrow!

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  43. I'm IN LOVE with these Jaime! I'll be featuring them tonight.

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  44. Stopping by from tt&j link up party. These are cute and my walls are bare...

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  45. So So cute, I saw those prints in the Ballard catalog and have been saving the page for my own project! Yours turned out so great!!

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  46. Those are so cute! I love that you used your broken drying rack too:)

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  47. Love those. They are even better that the Ballard ones. Perfect summer colors and I love how you were able to reuse the drying rack and didn't just toss it in the trash.

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  48. I've put together a round up of great wall art ieas on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
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  49. These are AMAZING! I had seen this on Ballard and hoped there would be some more affordable versions in crafty blogworld soon, but I can't even believe you made those frames from a broken drying rack - that's awesome! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to look around! : )

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  50. You are brillant! Wish I was that creative. Keep it up.

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