make something monday :: doily printed picture frame mat

Good morning friends did you have a wonderful weekend? Ours was packed as usual and full of lots of pretty sunshine here in Seattle!! We got to spend some time with family and I finally watched the recap of the royal wedding too which was amazing!
This week on a Bit of Sunshine I am going to spend some time focusing on Moms in honor of the upcoming Mother's day holiday next weekend. So to kick things off today I have a little project to share that is super simple + sweet and a perfect way to spruce up a cheap picture frame mat in time for a quick and easy gift idea for all those Moms and Grandmothers and Aunties in your life.
For this project you will need:

a picture frame mat
doilies
acrylic or fabric paint
sponge brush

I started in the corners and overlapped the doilies onto the mat. With a steady hand use the sponge brush to dab paint onto the doilies. After you finish the two in the corner place two new doilies onto the other corners and repeat. Repeat until you have finished the entire border and then let dry.
Simple as that!

Fill it with a favorite photo for Mom or maybe add it to an arrangement for yourself. I think a pretty gold paint would be fun to try next or black with some old fashion black and white prints! So what gift ideas do you have in mind for your Moms?

linking up here today!
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21 comments:

  1. Very cute. What a simple yet great idea.

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  2. that photo is amazingly beautiful!!

    xoxo

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  3. This idea might come in handy for the gift I have in mind...thanks for the timely post!

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  4. so adorable. i love it! (pinning it on pinterest!)

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  5. Pretty... :) I'm sure to make a momma happy.

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  6. This is just as lovely as the day is long!

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  7. oh gosh! I love this. you are genius. This is the second time I happened upon your blog & I love it. I need to be a follower.

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  8. What a great idea! and the photo is gorgeous!

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  9. LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Just found your blog today and I think this is an excellent idea! I'll definitely be checking this out soon. :)

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  11. Love your blog...gave you a bloggy award,,,
    http://gingerbreadgirl5.blogspot.com/2011/04/collection-and-bloggy-love.html

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  12. So cute. Will havevto put this on my list of things to do.

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  13. I really like this! I am expecting our 8th baby this Aug and think I just might have to do one of these for me! I've decided to follow you and get some more great ideas!

    Sarah

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  14. I like this-it is so cute!! Great Idea!! I am a new follwer:)

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  15. This is such a great idea! Simple, but really cute!

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