Girly Girl Bookends

Materials

  • 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

Tools

  • ColorBox Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Inkpads
  • Ceramcoat acrylic paints: Lisa Pink; Apple Green; Spice Brown; Candlelight
  • Ceramcoat All-Purpose Sealer
  • Découpage medium

Directions

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 4

  • Glue wooden pieces together to form two bookends. Apply second coat of decoupage medium; let dry.

STEP 5

  • Cut 6” ribbon lengths and tie around chipboard frame edge. Adhere photo to back of frame, and frame to bookend.

STEP 6

  • Lightly ink chipboard and sticker edges. Using photo as guide, adhere elements to bookends. Glue rhinestones to flower centers.

More

  • 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
Girly Girl Bookends
Girly Girl Bookends