Monday, April 23, 2012

Altered Mini-Chipboard Wall Hanging

Here is a super cute tutorial for ya, and in plenty of time for Mother's Day! 
Of course, you can easily adapt to any holiday, occasion or home decor. Enjoy!'

Mini Chipboard Coasters or any chipboard
Paint- you can use spray paint like I did or your preference
Patterned paper & Cardstock
Adhesive & 3D Foam squares
Mod Podge
Scissors, Craft knife or Trimmer
Straight edge- gift card, Credit card or brayer for smoothing
Sandpaper or sanding block

First Gather up all your Supplies. I'm just showing what all I gathered up. I didn't end up using everything, but I wanted to collect a few coordinating supplies and work from that pile. 

Grab your sanding block or sandpaper and sand down the shiny or patterned size of the coaster. This will rough up the surface and will make the paint and Mod Podge adhere better. If you are using naked chipboard you won't need to do this step.

I don't have a picture of this step, but it's pretty easy... 
Paint your chipboard the desired color and let it completely dry before moving on to the next step.  ( I usually paint all sides: the front, back and edges.)

Once painted, trace around the coaster onto patterned paper or cardstock then cut out. 

You are now going to apply your Mod Podge to the chipboard then add your paper. 
Be sure to use a straight edge to work out any air bubbles. 

Trim you mat down to 3.5"x 3.5". Distress edges with distresser or sandpaper. 
Then ink edges of mat and adhere to coaster. I used 3D foam squares to add some dimension. 

Mark where your ribbon will go (at the 1" and 3" markings). 
Figure out where and how you want to place all your embellishments. It's best to do this before you actually punch holes so you allow room for everything and so you don't end up punching holes in your embellishments or photo later. 

Punch holes, add embellishments, and ribbon for hanging 
(I used about 10 inches to have enough to hang and tie off.) 

Eureka! Look how it all came together and so cute!!!

You can display this easily on a little easel. I got mine at Michaels. 

Or you can use it as a wall hanging. 

No matter how you chose to display it, I'm sure it will look super cute! 

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to know what you think!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Aug. 13, 2012. Thanks again.


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