Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Toile Trio

With Valentine's day over, it is time to say goodbye to the Heart Art Trio...

The series of frames worked so well over my Knock-Off-Wood Bookcase, that I wanted to keep the frames, just not the hearts. So I popped out the hearts will display them again next year. I'm not sure I'll do any St. Patrick's Day decorating so for now, I decided to do something neutral with the frames. More importantly, I did something FREE with the frames by using up some scraps of the Toile that I used for the Photo Boxes and Coloring Book Holders.

  • Previously used 5"x5" frames
  • Previously used toile fabric
  • Double stick tape
  • Scissors
Step 1 - Place the back of the frame over the fabric and lightly mark about a half inch around the back. If you're using a fabric with scenes, like my toile, be sure you're over the portions of the fabric that you really want to feature.


Step 2 - Take a couple of pieces of double sided tape and place them on whatever your wrapping around, in my case, the glass from the frames.

Step 3 - Wrap the fabric around the glass and pop them back into the frames... mount to wall.
Ta - daaaa!

Here are a few close ups, I really do love the scenes from this Toile fabric.


The funny part about this project, I've been telling friends and family to do this for years... frame fabrics you love!!! And yet, I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've actually taken my own advice.
I know I've got a VERY neutral vignette going on here... but that really is my plan, I want to keep the basic everyday things here very neutral for two reasons:
  1. The kids books on this shelf are already VERY lively, I don't need to compete with those
  2. It allows me to bring in seasonal things without worrying about if it will match the other decorative decor.


  1. Very nice! Excellent idea framing fabrics and there are so many beautiful ones.

  2. Love that toile! I haven't seen that particular pattern before. It's not Waverly, is it?

    I've got to get over to Knock off Wood to see what all the fuss is about too!

  3. Hey Amy - no it isn't Waverly, just a pattern I found at JoAnn's in their quilting section for $3.99 a yard!

    I can't believe how many uses I'm finding for it!

  4. I love this idea, I actually have fabric I bought and could not use it on a certain project. I could do something like this!!~ Thanks:)

  5. Ooooh I love toile. These are so pretty! I never thought to use it in a picture frame!

  6. OOOoooooh! I am a lover of toile anyway, but this simple idea is genius, pure genius!

  7. Simple and beautifl! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I never ceases to amaze me that some of the simplest ideas result in the most elegant outcomes. They look wonderful!

  9. These look great!!! I really love them....

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  10. Great idea. I just bought a bunch of fabric on a vacation that I have no idea what I'm doing with. I'll have to consider it.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. So simple, yet so beautiful!!!! I love toile!!!!

  12. Great and inexpensive idea! Toile is so pretty it looks like art on the wall when framed.


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