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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Family Keepsakes Folk Art

My grandmother's old serving spoon is tarnished and thin in places, but it has a lot of sentimental value. Rather than leaving it in a drawer, I'm putting it on display in my kitchen. This family keepsakes folk art reminds me of my Grandma every time I look at it. Here's how I made it....

Lay canvas diagonally on the wrong side of fabric. Cut around the canvas allowing at least a 4" border. Spray front of canvas lightly with adhesive.

After 15 seconds (when canvas is tacky to touch) wrap the fabric tightly around the canvas and secure with duct tape on back.

Hot glue spoon to front of fabric-wrapped canvas.

Apply water base primer to frame. Once dry, coat with paint color to match fabric. My choice was easy as red is my favorite.

Inset canvas into back of frame and secure with some ever-handy and versatile duct tape. Cut brown paper to size and use standard white glue to secure paper to edges. Apply picture hanging wire to back of frame.


A good tip is to print out a short description of what this keepsake represents to you and how it came to be in the family, tear edges of this paper and glue to back. Actually if my Grandmother could see her old bean spoon done up like this, I'm sure she'd have a good laugh over it. I just think it's priceless!

Linking to Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts and Penny Pinching Party Wednesdays at The Thrifty Home. Come and share a project!

Also linking to Rednesday at It's A Very Cherry World. Wednesdays are all about the color red, so join us with your own favorite red something or other

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