Creating Wall Art with Vacation Treasures…(it just needed a bit of ribbon)
We are blessed beyond measure with the generosity of my Mother & Father in law, who take the whole Carroll Clan (16 in all) on a BIG Family trip every other year. It’s been one of the greatest highlights in our family’s lives and so when we travel,I love to search for a special treasure to remember our trip.
On this trip, as I was purusing an antique store in Cairo
(American antiques are hundreds of years old…Egypt’s are thousands!)
I found this beautifully carved Coptic Cross.
(It isn’t thousands of years old…just a replica)
But I loved it just the same.
I knew that I wanted to display it, but I didn’t just want to “nail it to the wall.”
SO…I found this great shadow box at Pottery Barn. (cute pins included)
This is a rustic version from Pottery Barn’s online website (click on the pic to see it yourself)
There were just the same amount of holes in the cross…perfect for pining!
I burned the edges of the cards stock a bit with a lighter to add that “vintage” feel.
*I also burn the edges of my ribbon to prevent fraying
Don’t forget to check out May Arts for the perfect ribbon to enhance your treasure!