Monday, February 3, 2014

"Promise" Spring Wall Pocket

Hi everyone, it's Hilary here today with a fun Spring project, that I know all you northerners will be happy to see. In case you are still braving sub-freezing temperatures, I created a project that will hopefully keep you knowing that Spring is right around the corner.  This is a little hanging wall pocket that is made with the sweetest of Spring collections from Authentique, called, "Promise".   I hope you enjoy.


These little wall pockets are fun to hang from a cupboard, on a wall or even from a shelf at your front door.  I use them for mail or even photo's...and they are fun to make. 


Below I'll show you how I created this.


For my wall pocket I used "Promise" papers and die cuts, chipboard and the "Hanging Bag" die from Sizzix.
It measures 4 3/4" x 6 1/8" x 1 7/8".  
If you do not have access to this die, but would still like to make one, it's actually easier than you think, and I'll give you measurements below. 

Here's how I made it:


From the "Hanging Bag" die, I cut out the wall pocket with chipboard and pattern paper from Authentique's "Promise" collection.  I then adhered the paper to the chipboard using a very strong permanent tape.  After it was adhered, I lightly distressed all the edges.

To make yours without the aid of the die, cut backing chipboard, 4 3/4" x 6, then cut front, 3 3/4" x 5". For the angled sides, cut 2 pieces of chipboard 1 1/2" x 5", then simply diagonally cut from one end to the other.  Adhere the front to the sides with hot glue, then adhere your pattern papers.  


I used brads to adhere the front of the pocket to the back.


I added a small piece of yellow printed paper to the front, and then I cut out the sentiment die cut and adhered it to blue background, adhere that to the front of the pocket.


To make the paper rosettes, again I used the "Mini-Rosettes" die from Sizzix, but you can totally make them without the aid of the die.  Here's how.  Cut a piece of pattern paper 1 1/4" x 12", then score every 1/4" from one end to the other.  Then simply accordian fold the whole way down.


Hot glue the ends together.  Then cut out a small circle...


and place a dab of hot glue in the center, then simply 'push' the rosette into the center of the glue and hold into place till it's secured, only a few seconds.  I then glittered the tops and added a button.


At the top of your wall pocket, adhere some heavy gauge wire, twisting at the ends, then do the same on the other side.  This will be your hanger.


At the bottom of the wall pocket, adhere a small white wooden picket fence, some green & white crepe paper fringe, then adhere your "flowers" to the wooden fence using hot glue.  Finish by adding some green gingham checked ribbon bows at the top.  

I hope you enjoyed my project today, wall pockets are so much fun to make, and I hope this inspires you to try one of your own. 

Supply list:
Authentique Paper "Promise" Collection
heavyweight chipboard
Hanging Bag die from Sizzix
Mini-Rosettes die from Sizzix
green gingham ribbon
heavy gauge wire
hole punch
misc brads
distressing ink: Vintage Photo by Ranger
white wooden picket fence:  Michaels
misc blue buttons
Twine
glitter: Martha Stewart
green and white crepe paper fringe: handmade
hot glue, spray adhesive by 3M, and Tombow Power Bond Adhesives

8 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! I just love your use of colours!

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  2. that is just amazing, beautiful, thank you for sharing

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  3. WOW - this is beautiful, love the colours, rosettes and cool pocket!!!

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  4. nice eye catching colors that pop

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  5. Hilary, I am just in awe of your talent! LOVE this beyond words. Thank you for the tutorial. I am absolutely going to have to make this! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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