Yellow Chevron Frame + {Free} Printable!


I had a lot of fun making this little project - it was a make it all up as you go along kind of thing. Basically, I had the frame from a million years ago and I wanted to do something with it and I've been loving chevron stuff... and I've always loved yellow and quotes so this just sort of combined lots of things I love!


And if you want to make your own, you can download the quote and print it out yourself (for free)!
  • Yellow and white paint (+ paintbrush, palette)
  • Free Billie Monster printable found here
  • Free "Lemon" printable you can download below
  • Paint-able frame
  • X-acto knife
  • Yellow glitter (glue)
  • Yellow rhinestones (+ adhesive)
Grab all your supplies and printables and paint your entire frame white, using as many coats as you need until you get the solid white coat you want. Then cut out your chevron pattern from the BillieMonster printable (and maybe leave her some comment love to tell her how much you like the printable)! Use your template (found here at Billie Monster) to paint yellow chevron pattern-y "stripes" on your frame. I used acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby because that's just what I had and it worked with my wooden frame. 

I started at the top and just painted through the template and then moved it down as I painted more and more... this method resulted in some messiness and I had to go back and cover up some mistakes, but I was impatient and this way was what came to mind... 

After you get all your yellow chevrons in painted, you can go back with your white paint and fix any paint you smeared. After I finished all this, I was thinking about what to put in my new frame, but it was so busy that I just wasn't sure... 

And eventually I just decided that I would make my own. I love quotes and think this one is pretty funny and I knew the lemons would go with the paint, so this is what I whipped up...
(This image is original size and you can click on it and then click "Save as" to save it to your computer and then print it out and have your own! I've also uploaded it to Scribd here, but for some reason, the program keeps re-sizing this to 8.5 x 11-inches and obviously that distorts the quote... but maybe you can re-size it and get it to look right, but I recommend just getting it here/from Photobucket and let me know if you have problems - I can always just send it! And, as always, it's really the polite thing to do to become a follower if you download it!)

This quote was still a little plain after I made it so I grabbed some rhinestones and yellow glitter glue and had some more fun...

I put the glitter glue into the dots in the word "tequila" and then I put some rhinestones on the little stars above the word "lemons" (note the arrows directing you below). 

Let it all dry and pop that pretty new quote into your frame and voila! A fun, cheery little work of art (that I made entirely with stuff I had on hand and nothing all that expensive anyways)!

As always, if you make something with the printable or inspired by this post, I'd absolutely LOVE to see it! (Seriously, I'm not just saying that - I really genuinely love to see stuff like that and I'd love to feature it here!)

I'll be linking up to some of my favorite conferences.


37 comments :

  1. This is so stinkin' cute! {LOVE, LOVE, LOVE} it! I'm totally making one of these tonight! It has some of my most favorite fonts in it too, cause I'm a font geek like that :D

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  2. Omgooooodness this is way too cute! Thank u for sharing :)

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  3. Awesome! Chevron and that quote are 2 of my favorite things. It looks great.

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  4. SO cute. I didn't even realize it was actually a frame at first... so I'm thinking maybe the same type of look could be achieved with a canvas and the printable put on top... I just might have to experiment! :)

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  5. I love this and will be making one for my friend that has a machine she refers to as Rita, her bff! LOL! This will be perfect so glad I saw it! Thanks for sharing.
    Jenni

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  6. That looks great! Thanks so much for linking....it reminds me that I need to get your button posted! :)

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  7. Love the frame! Looks great! I'm visiting from Me and My Boys! I'd love for you to share this with my {re}create into something new blog party too at http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-3.html

    Hope to see you at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks for linking up to my party!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  9. O how cute!!! thanks for sharing:)

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  10. This is so cute! I'm going to FB this, I always love a good margarita. :)

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  11. LOVE this quote. Also added your "scientist" button to my blog. I'm a lab rat too!

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  12. I'm your newest follower! So glad your standing in for Someday Crafty! Without it I wouldn't have found your GREAT blog! Falling in love here...well..you know what I mean, haha. Hope you can stop by mine sometime. Its still "new born new" but I've got a good start. Thanks for blogging!

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  13. So cute.. and sooo true! Love the sunshiney yellow chevron stripes! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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  14. Love this project...love your blog!

    Found you on Sumo Sweet Stuff and so happy I did! :)

    http://www.releasemecreate.blogspot.com

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  15. I LOOOOOOOVE this!!! I am bookmarking you!

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  16. Oh my gosh!! totally loved this.. What a fabulous idea.. Love your blog and am following it now.. Will be back again to check all your old posts as well...

    Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Wrap Up.. :-)

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  17. I love that printable...I'm finding a home for it in my kitchen. And cute frame!

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  18. Adorable! Such happy reminder to stay positive! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  19. Love it! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  20. Awesome Mel! I love the yellow! Thanks so much for the mention! Wewt!

    ~ www.billiemonster.com ~

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  21. That is super cute! Thanks for linking it to HSH!
    Sherry

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  22. totally love this! Thanks for linking up to WWWW! I'm featuring you today!

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  23. This is so cute, Mel! I love the yellow in it and the quote! We are featuring this today and votation starts today, too. Hope to see you again this week at the party. have a fab weekeend...

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  24. You have been featured at SSB! Check it out at the link below:

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2011/08/mad-skills-monday-66.html

    Feel free to snag the I Was Featured button for your blog and visit again soon!!
    xoxo
    Ginger
    SSB

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  25. I have a thing for chevron lately too! Love this, so super cute!

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  26. Found you thru Finding Fabulous! LOVE this, so cute, definitely something I'm going to give a try!!

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  27. Love it! had to make it! You have blown my image of science nerds not being artsy! HMMMM maybe you could give my hubby some lessons (sooooo NOT crafty!) Love your blog and added you to my links=)

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  28. Thanks for this great tutorial! If I want to use this printable on my wall, could I perhaps blow this up at Kinko's and use it?

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