Girly Girl Bookends
- Unfinished wood pieces, #19 Economy Bag
- Double-sided patterned: Baby Doll; Dress Up; Tricycle
- Cheeky Chipboard shapes: assorted flowers; flower centers; frame; photo corners
- Really Big Flower Chips six-petaled flower
- Baby Girl Embossed Cardstock Stickers
- Ribbon: pink gingham; brown/white stitched grosgrain
- Clear acrylic rhinestones
- Black-and-white photograph, 2-1/2” square
- ColorBox Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Inkpads
- Ceramcoat acrylic paints: Lisa Pink; Apple Green; Spice Brown; Candlelight
- Ceramcoat All-Purpose Sealer
- Découpage medium
- 1. Lightly sand two wood rectangles and two angled blocks from economy pack. Apply sealer to each piece; let dry. Paint one of each shape Apple Green; paint the other Lisa Pink. Let dry.
- 2. Paint chipboard shapes as follows: large flower, one small flower, and two photo corners Lisa Pink; one medium flower, one small flower, and one photo corner Apple Green; one small and one medium flower Candlelight; one medium flower, one flower center, and frame Spice Brown. Let dry completely.
- 3. Using wood pieces as templates, and photo as a guide, trace sides of each shape onto patterned papers and cut out. Ink paper edges and adhere to wood pieces with decoupage medium. Lightly sand paper edges even with wood.
- 4. Glue wooden pieces together to form two bookends. Apply second coat of decoupage medium; let dry.
- 5. Cut 6” ribbon lengths and tie around chipboard frame edge. Adhere photo to back of frame, and frame to bookend.
- 6. Lightly ink chipboard and sticker edges. Using photo as guide, adhere elements to bookends. Glue rhinestones to flower centers.
- 1. Change up colors and accent pieces for a little, or not so little, guy in your life. Any theme from dinosaurs to golf would look great!
- 2. Replace accents with memorable quotes or simple monograms for everyday gift-giving needs.
by Melony Bradley