As I’ve shared before I have a goal that everything that hangs on our wall will have meaning or purpose. I’ve set a high standard for myself and the things we will have in our home. Therefore, there are not a lot of things on my wall. 😀 I have grand ideas and lots of wonderful things to put into the voided space – but it takes time to complete some of the projects. So, this week I decided to buckle down and complete one of the projects I’ve had in mind to do for quite awhile. I wanted to frame some of the recipes I have from my grandma and my great-grandma into kitchen wall art. You could safely say that I come from a family of cooks and bakers and they saved every single little recipe that was a favorite…and then some!
It’s a little overwhelming and a whole lot of awesome at the same time. I started the project by looking through many of the recipes to pick out which ones I would want to frame. I chose ones that were classic recipes that you could see the entire recipe on one side. The next step was figuring out how to frame them.
I could have made this project so much easier by purchasing a bunch of frames at our local craft store. With this week being so busy with Christmas around the corner, I’m not really sure why I didn’t do that. But nonetheless, my frugal side came out and I ventured to our local thrift store to find frames I could use for the recipes. They were cheap, unique and one was hot pink. I’ll share how I painted them to look vintage soon, but my main goal today is to show you just how easy it was to make these unique. I wanted to have a mat look around the recipes without actually creating a mat. I wanted the recipes to lay on top – but I also wanted texture. I went with a yard of burlap and mat board I purchased at our local craft store.
Enter Gorilla Spray Adhesive. I’ve used other products from them before, and knew that Gorilla Glue would create a strong hold for the burlap to adhere to the mat board. I also liked that it was photo safe. While these weren’t photos, they were valuable to me and I wanted to make sure they would be preserved. The spray is non-yellowing, creates a permanent bond and the fine mist allowed for even application. Winning!
Taking the large mat, I sprayed the Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive onto the mat and the back of the burlap. Working in sections of about 7 inches in height at a time, I moved through the mat.
Let me pause here and tell you a little funny story. I decided to do this project on a snowy day where the wind was blowing 40 mph and it was less than 20 degrees outside. While the adhesive is indoor-outdoor I wanted to spray it outside since I was covering such a large area. Well, outside wasn’t going to work. I walked out my door to work in my brother’s barn and the entire mat went flying out of my hands. Picture me running down our hill after a giant mat board and you have what I looked like that morning. Luckily only a few places were broken on the mat board from the tumbling it did. Never. A. Dull. Moment.
Back to the project. After adhering the burlap to the mat board, I cut out each section using the glass already provided in the frame. EASY. Using a circular cutter and then small knife, I was able to cut each one to a perfect size. The Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive did a great job of keeping the fabric in place.
After cutting them out, I just had to pop them into the frames and add my recipes. It was a quick and easy project that I absolutely LOVE! Now when we eat dinner, we sit among the great recipes. I framed a fried chicken recipe, coffee cake, German hot potato salad and other yummy recipes I do feel the need to try.
I love most that the handwriting of my great-grandma and my grandmas who I baked alongside are with me when I’m in the kitchen. An easy project with the help of the Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive was the perfect display of family recipes.
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