Yesterday I went to The Christmas Tree Shop looking for something else and came out with a whole new idea in mind. It all happened when I stumbled upon the clearance gift wrap. Nice looking stuff for .50 cents. They had pastels & little flocked dots, flower patterns and then I saw it. Woodgrain. Stuff looks like a floor. I instantly thought "Photography Flooring". I've been researching backdrops & flooring for portrait photography and someone out there is making "faux" flooring. It looks like real hardwood floor but it's freakin' rolled up vinyl. OMG! It's awesome. BUT. Big But. It's super expensive. So when I saw this woodgrain roll of gift wrap my heart skipped a beat. Then I saw the price and I cried on the spot. $1. I ran & got a shopping cart. I try to fool myself and say I won't need a cart when I go there. Never make it through without running for a stinkin' cart, but I digress...
A shopping cart full of clearance wrap later, I make my way home & dig out more I've been hoarding. Like that houndstooth or that pink damask. Oh be still my little heart. The ideas are endless.
This is what I came up with. Gift wrap backdrop & gift wrap floor! Say it ain't so. My little crafts are going to be stylin' from now on.
Check it out:
I've gone off the deep end and I couldn't be more thrilled. I am getting up at the crack of dawn tomorrow in search of every single store in Maine that carries gift wrap!
Here is a sneaky peeky at how I did it.
Ok a few things I am going to do next:
1. Tape it to the wall and photograph the kids.
2. Buy some small wooden mouldings from the craft store & take it to the next level.
3. buy some huge posterboards or tri fold display boards & cover them for future use.
Ps. That is my new Purse! And about right now Karen is thinking that looks awfully familiar!
Off to play some more, those kids don't need dinner...