Easy Homemade Craft: Painted Fabric Anchor Frame

Before I met my husband, before I had my baby boy, before we celebrated his first birthday I was obsessed with anchors.  So, when I was blessed with a boy I knew that his nursery would be anchors and sailboats.  Seriously, his room is full of them.  I just hope one day he likes them as much as momma.  
Last week I shared pictures from Avery’s first birthday.  Of course, it was an Anchors Away theme.  Today Im going to show yall how I made the painted fabric anchor frame that sat on the goodie table.   
When pinterest first came out I went crazy buying empty frames.  I wasnt a hundred percent sure what I wanted to do with them but I knew they would come in handy.  The frame that I used for the painted anchor was so gorgeous, it had great detail and I was kinda afraid to paint it.  The brown finally wore on me and spray painted it Satin Aqua.  
I used some heavy machinery to secure the fabric on the back.  Ha!  Not really, I used a staple gun.  Start on one side of your frame and staple it down in a few places.  Pull it tight and continue stapling around the frame.  Its kinda like upholstering a chair, the tighter you can pull it the better it will look.    
I took the negative from the anchor banner and used scrapbook glue to place it on the fabric.  I saved the negative because I knew I would be able to use it for something.  I was so excited that it fit perfectly in the frame.  [Insert squeal here].  Oh.. hi.  Im back now.  I was just really excited.  
Ahh, Martha.  You make my day brighter.  
I used a foam brush and dabbed on the paint.  I did the outside first and worked my way in.  I think I applied two coats, but Ive forgot.  Lets just go with two.  
I forgot to mention the best part of this re-do.  FREE!  The whole project was free!  I had the frame, the spray paint, the fabric and the fabric paint on hand.  I had to borrow the staple gun from my momma.. but whats mommas is mine.  So free!  ;)  
Perfection!  I love it so much, and one day Avery will too.  I think.. I hope.  Oh, he better.
Kelley is a work at home mom who loves making her kids laugh. She enjoys cooking, crafting, and the everyday chaos of life.

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  1. Thanks for sharing! His party was too cute.

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. Awww so cute!!

  3. Super cute! What a great theme for his party! :)

  4. How cute is that?! And I LOVE free! Great job Kelley!

  5. Looks great! Love that you made something so adorable out of things you already had at home.

  6. Lianne says:

    Awesome job! It all turned out so great!

  7. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! def a very cute and creative idea! New Follower via email :-)


  8. That's so cute!! I love painted fabric.

  9. Tygre Caley says:

    I did a head nod! Haha. So very cute and fun project! And I love that you're obsessed with anchors ;)

  10. Love..Love..Love it!

  11. Love it – turquoise and red are my favorite combo! You're blog is looking so sweet as usual!

  12. It looks great! Don't worry, Avery will love it!

  13. How in the world did I miss this post??? This is perfection. I love it!!! Love the theme.

  14. Cute- I'm really into that color blue right now! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday this week.

  15. That is so cute!! What fun decor for the party! I love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.

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