Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Father's Day Art




For this father's day project I used two frames I got at my closest thrift store.




They were already used on my Spring Mantel as plain and simple open frames.



This time I wanted to use these little figures. Can you guess what these are?



They are Tile Spacers ;)  While visiting the hardware store a couple of week ago they got my attention.  I loved their shape.  I bought some packages to put them to good use, in a different way than the intended.




I set to fill the entire frame with them.  Only thing, that background color was not the best!



It was changed with a white poster I had on hand.


I began playing with the spacers to see how to set them up.



I set the first row of spacers (vertically and horizontally), using a hot glue gun to set  them in place, two by two.


Line by line.  It was like doing a puzzle, I like puzzles! I just had to glued them in place.


Half way...


Two by two...



Closing in the space.




Until it was done!  I love the way it looks! So much texture!



But it was supposed to be for father's day!  So, I glued the other frame on top!



The artists' hands!


and Voila!



Dad's recognition was done!


The idea for the hands down came from this site!  They have many more fabulous Father's day ideas!



And I really love the ending masterpiece. Now, if you have a pending tiling project, that would serve as a good remainder too :)

Happy Father's Day!





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14 comments:

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so cute and creative! See you at My Dream Canvas :) Have a great day! Anu

Emreen said...

Wow ! This is great... !! Very different and creative !!

Stacey said...

That is clever and you worked hard to make it just adorable!
I would love if you came by my party to link this up - the party is happening now!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

Darling & creative!
OK: I would like to invite you to participate in our linky party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/
Would love to share this and see more of your work over time.

Brandi said...

Such a creative idea. I love how you used the spacers. I'm sure your husband will cherish this gift for years.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Uh oh. I hope your husband doesn't read your blog ...

Okay, that is the most ingenious use of tile spacers ever ... you wow me once again with your creativity and ingenuity!

:)

Linda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Fantastic. I love all the drama you added to that simple frame. Great Father's Day piece.

Cynthia said...

Very creative!!! I love it and what a surprise it must have been. Saw you at Coastal Charm


Cynthia

DearHelenHartman said...

Awesome project! I would never have thought of that but now I can't think of anything else.

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Very creative and very, very cute!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

When I looked at this the first time, I thought it was lace! What a lovely idea--I bet your father really liked it.

Sherry said...

So cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, that turned out great!

Lisa said...

Oh what a great idea! Have you ever tried to spray paint them?? I am going to give it a try. Thank you for a wonderful blog and thanks to Pretty Handy Girl for letting us know about you! Lisa

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