diy {stitch mounted print}

So that project I was going to start early this week – and got interrupted by the cat emergency – well I got it done. Granted it took all of ten minutes, but 10 extra minutes kind of feels hard to find these days.


  • Frame
  • Print (mine is by my sister)
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Easy-Tak adhesive

My frame is from a garage sale and was open back without glass. I hot glued fabric to the backside.

Step 1: Lightly spray the Easy-Tak to the back of the print and press it in place onto the fabric.

Step 2: Measure out plenty of thread to go around the outside of the print

Step 3: Stitch the print to the fabric. I used large stitches that are not exact in length or straightness. You could take the time to measure and make everything very precise (but if you have littles running around, you probably appreciate a bit of wonky like me). You could also change up your stitches, color, etc.

I semi-decorated a bit of the studio. I am sure it will change, but for now it is nice to have at least one area that isn’t piles of stuff.

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  • Jen knoll - What a lovely thought as I head to bed in Australia! What joy we, have in him alone. Have a wonderful day!

  • Christine - I like the idea of mounting a print on fabric. BTW, I have that same “sing the song” print from your fundraising give away this past summer. It too is framed and matted in white. I have it hanging in my baby girls room.

  • Tiffany - There isn’t a thing a don’t love about this! The frame, the fabric mating, the print, the stitching… there is so much awesomeness here!

  • Ginna - This is so cute! I don’t think I’d ever thought to add a cute stitch on a print, but this looks really easy and lovely.

  • LeighP - I love that you are painting a wall red in your studio! I wish I had a space that I could go that bold without my husband freaking out (note to self for the next house). I saw the fabric covered pots and now I think I have to do them too. I went back to re-read how easy they are to put together. Can’t wait to see what’s next. I love your country/eclectic style…

  • Melyssa - Awe.Some. I love this! The way you add texture to your home and studio is so inspiring.

  • Lisa M. - That is really neat! Just one question…you said you glued the fabric to the back of the frame and then you stitched the print to the fabric. I am assuming you went through the back of the frame with the stitch as well? I’m sorry if this is a stupid question.

  • Molly - so simple, yet so awesome! Definitely will be doing this!!

  • AshleyAnn - Lisa, it is an open back frame so I just stitched through the print & fabric

  • Hazel - Hi, I’ve been following your blog since early this year, and I have shared your struggle with the adoption of Little One, In reference to this, I wanted to show the work done in my country (Nicaragua) to raise funds and perform reconstructive surgeries, this initiative is called “Operation Smile”. Today will be a fashion show with 16 misses, including Miss Universe 2011: Leila Lopes.
    I leave some of their statements to a local newspaper:
    During a brief interview with El Nuevo Diario. Leila Lopes acknowledged with admirable simplicity, that in her country it is common to see children and adults with cleft lip, but “I did not know his name, or that could be cured, but until last year when I went to Miss Universe in Brazil learned about the disease and discovered that cure, with an operation that children can recover. When I won Miss Universe, being in New York, came to our office members of Operation Smile and explained the disease, they learned that in less than an hour they change the lives of many children. ”
    a hug from Nicaragua.

  • sarah j - that one little corner is looking gorgeous! thanks for the sneak peek. xo

  • Gina - So cute! I love your little decorated space and your sister did a great job on the print. The frame was a score too! I had a lot of house plants but as the kids have come the plants have gone. Seeing your plants makes me want some green in my house again. Have a good weekend!

  • sarah k - Fantastic! I have some open, glassless frames–now I have an idea for what to do!

  • amber - So cute!! Thanks for sharing & for sharing about little one the other day. Praying for y’all!!

  • mandie - What a great idea! I love the fabric you chose to go with the print! πŸ™‚

  • Carrie - Oh man, I am SOOO loving the way your studio is looking! I know I will be drooling over all of your little details to come and can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • Deb C - I love how the aqua blue and the red are being incorporated throughout the studio! Is that the metal craft organizer that you had in the kitchen? Do you have some new plans for the kitchen now that you have the studio for creative outlets? πŸ™‚

  • Karen - Thank you for posting this! I have been trying to think of different ways to put up my prints! It looks great!!

  • joy faber - I LOVE THIS! What a beautiful way to frame your sister’s print! just beautiful, ashley. and, YEA!!!, for a decorated corner

  • dee - i like this.nice quick and easy-i also really love your cupboards love dee

  • Kim - Hi Ashley,
    Just a quick question – I have a VERY crafty, lovely 8 yr old and I noticed the book “Craft-A-Day” on your counter top. Can you suggest any other fabulous books for craft ideas? Am desperate for Christmas prezzies! Thanks. Kim

  • Layla - It’s so lovely, Ashley! πŸ˜€

  • eva scott - So so pretty. That fabric you used is amazing!!

  • lindsey - Ohhhhh! I’ve been meaning to buy thins print from your sister. It’s my favorite of hers. I can’t wait to see her christmas stuff!

    Now – where did you get that gorgeous red fabric??

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    *Your grandpa
    *Little one
    *And obiously YOU taking pictures of them playing here…

  • ellen patton - I love your white cabinet with all the drawers — what is it called and where did you get it?!? Thanks!!

  • angie webb - so so pretty!

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    Thank you – love the blog!

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