Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Layout of the Week #30- Using Crocheted Embellishments

     I've been on a kick lately trying to find uses for a crocheted tablecloth I was given. The tablecloth is too worn to still be used, but too beautiful to throw away. So today, I'll show you how to incorporate crocheted embellishments on our layout of the week.

This is the layout we'll be creating.
See the two crocheted embellishments at the bottom left corner and the top right corner? The one on the bottom, I trimmed off the tablecloth. The other one I got at a thrift store.
To make a layout like this you'll need:
one piece of 12"x12" pattern paper
one piece of pattern paper measuring 6"x 10 1/2"
one page out of an old book measuring 4 1/2"x7" (you could use pattern paper if you prefer)
one strip of border measuring 6"x 1" or 1 1/2" (I just trimmed a strip off of a piece of pattern paper)
letter stickers for the title
 2 crocheted flowers/doilies (you can find these at Hobby Lobby in the embellishment section)
optional: assorted flowers, buttons

First, place the border strip along the top of the pattern paper which should measure 6" x 10 1/2".

Place it on the right side of the 12"x12" pattern paper. There should be about a one inch border on the top, bottom, and right side.

Then place your book page or second pattern paper measuring 4 1/2" x 7" on the left edge of the pattern paper. It should butt up to the other mat.

Next, place a horizontal 4"x 6" photo in the center of the mat on the right. Then place one crocheted embellishment at the bottom of the book page and one at the top of the right mat.

Using letter stickers, place your title on the book page paper.

Then if you like, add journaling right below the photo and place a button at the center of the bottom crocheted doily. Place flowers at the corners of the photo. Ta-da! We're done.

Here is another example with a couple of crocheted flowers at the top of the page and on the left of the page. I got these crocheted pieces at the thrift store! I'm telling you, you just never know what you'll find at a secondhand store!
     If you like the look of the crocheted embellishments, you may want to take a look at this project where I used one in a glass frame charm necklace.
     Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach
a righteous man and he will add to his learning.
Proverbs 9:9

     This post is linked to Tip Junkie and Todays Creative Blog.

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