Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Two years later, I am a little closer.

Two years ago, Q received these awesome baseball pins and patches for Christmas.  The miniature bat dates back to Mr. Handsome's childhood.  For two years, I have been relocating these pins and patches trying to figure out what to do with them.  I wanted to frame them but holy cow, have you seen the price of framing?  And, I figured I needed a shadowbox, which I instead used for my craft swap!  Duh!

So, I decided to get on this project.  Honestly, two years?  I bought a frame at Wal-mart, which I hate to admit.  And removed the glass.  Using an old Atlas, because did I mention I hold on to EVERYTHING!  I came up with a "mat" of sorts.

Okay, obviously Massachusetts because we are dealing with the Red Sox here.  We are fans.  This looks good just by itself.  Why haven't I been using this Atlas that I have had since 1985!

Next I tied in the bat.  Foam-core behind the mat makes this possible.  Stuck in the pins and glued on the patches.  It makes for a very nice art installment.  Easy and if I had ordered it from Pottery Barn it would have cost $98.00.

Okay, so now you should ask,  "Jen, how does it look hanging in Q's room?"  And, I will answer, "I don't know, it is currently propped on the floor next to his bookshelf."  Which is probably where it will be for the next 2 years.  One step at a time.


  1. That sounds like something I would do! I bought fabric for living room curtains and didn't make them for a year and a half. I'm a slow starter.

  2. like it! One step at a time baby! One step at a time! :)

  3. OH MY GOODNESS! this is remarkable! I love it!!!!
    my boys have a baseball room, and we have a million and one baseball card from their dad.....
    I may be able to make a similar idea??? you are genius!


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