Hey y’all, hey! These adorable cows are actually just two from a set of three gift bags from Hobby Lobby! I can’t believe how cute they turned out. Check out the video below, or follow along here for details of this fun project.
Hobby Lobby: Cow gift bags (three for $3.99), picture frame $1.49 on clearance
Dollar Tree: Board sign
Amazon: 15mm 1/2 wood beads, Xacto knife, Mod Podge Click here to check out my crafting essentials (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: White Swan
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax
Let’s make it!
Our surface for this one is from Dollar Tree. I just cut one of the cow prints out and left just enough border around it for my half wood beads. If you need to remove the handles (I didn’t need to), then heat up the paper and gently pull them off.
I hot glued the top row of beads on, and had to take them off to reposition!
TIP: Measure, or just space the beads out before gluing so they will be equally apart.
Y’all, these bags are so stinkin’ cute! They even have different colored cow spots on the sides and bottoms of the bags.
I spritzed the beads with water to help the Waverly (brown) go on more easily, then I dry brushed White Swan to give it a rustic effect.
TIP: Be sure to paint in between beads and sides of project.
Next, I put a coat of Mod Podge on the surface, then added the cow image. I smoothed the paper down and also used my heat tool to finish smoothing.
TIP: You can use an iron on low heat to smooth out any wrinkles. I’ll be doing that on the next cow print.
I used a strip of fabric for the hanger, and just hot glued the ends onto the back. I then cut the strip in half at the point (where it would hang) and made a double knot, then a bow.
And this cow is done!
Let’s make the next one!
I bought this from Hobby Lobby’s clearance section for only $1.49.
For this one, I cut my cow from the bag and then used my Xacto knife to fit it into my frame.
I removed the handles with my heat tool (it was pretty sticky, y’all), then dry brushed white onto the frame. I sanded it down just a bit to give it the rustic look, then painted over the image with Mod Podge.
TIP: If your frame comes with a hanger, be sure to put the print in so it will be upright.
After I placed my cow print, I used parchment paper and my little cow iron to smooth out any wrinkles. (I bought my iron from Amazon, but I haven’t seen any in a while.)
And y’all! Here are my two heifers! I’d love to hear from you, so comment below and tell me which one is your favorite; pink glasses or blue?
Thanks so much for stopping by,