decoupage party

Reclaimed Crafts is so excited to head to the Bement School this Sunday for a decoupage workshop; what a creative and fun way for 20 friends to spend a snowy afternoon!  We’ll be decoupaging frames using vintage maps, recycled books, postcards, magazines, wallpaper, buttons and Scrabble tiles.  

This is such a creative and simple project, and with all of the materials we have collected, it’s easy to personalize the frame for the people in it and whatever the picture portrays:

This is a picture of Gus driving Pop Pop’s boat (don’t tell the Coast Guard).  The frame is decoupaged with a nautical map that I scored at Goodwill that – wait for it – included the area where Pop Pop drives his boat.  How cool is that?
The summer theme was inspired by our recent trip to Barbados.  I actually freehand sketched the bucket and shovel (I was channeling Ed Emberly).
Here’s a close-up of the location of this picture stamped onto a variety of colorful decoupage paper, and a stack of summery vintage buttons for a little 3D action!
This was a holiday present for my husband.  The frame is decoupaged with a local map that is layered with all sorts of other personal references as well as some birds, Gus’ current obsession. 
I love the punch of color the birds supply, and the way the cardinal’s head peeks up and over the frame and into the picture area.  I’ve also stamped the date of the picture onto some paper salvaged from an old calendar.

This would also be a great project for a baby shower (what new parents don’t need tons of frames to show of the 10 billion pictures they’ve taken of their gorgeous babe?) or for a bridal shower (the frames could be used as favors or to display table numbers at the wedding).  Showers are always more fun with crafting, and the projects are such amazing memories and keepsakes of a special day.  Let us help you organize a craft day for a special occasion! 

Stay tuned for pics of all of the beautiful frames we craft on Sunday!