“If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name! ” -Breakfast at Tiffanys
There is just something so classic and timeless about that little blue box wrapped in a white satin bow. Especially when it contains something sparkly!
I tried to re-create that look to display on the shelf in our family room. It was really easy to make and super affordable. I only needed a few supplies to turn an unfinished frame into a frame that is fit for any Tiffany fan.
- unfinished wood frame
- white and robins egg blue acrylic non-toxic paint
- 1 1/2″ wired white satin ribbon (the ribbon in the picture is from an actual Tiffany box and is only 3/4″)
- paint brush
- hot glue gun
- First, you need to put the “ribbon” part on the frame. I used a 3/4″ ribbon to draw the square on the left, right, and bottom of the frame. You can also just measure using a ruler if that is what you have available. I drew mine off center, but you can place yours wherever you like it best.
- I decided to paint in the white parts first. The white paint goes in the 3- 3/4″ squares. I painted 3 coats so that the wood frame was no longer visible.
- Now paint the “Tiffany blue” in- which fills in the rest of the frame. I also did 3 coats of this just to keep all of the paint even. Just take your time when you are painting close to the white “ribbon”.
- I decided to paint the outside of the frame as well, it is up to you if you want to or not. It just to gives it a slightly more finished feel.
- After allowing paint to dry for about an hr, I put on a very thin coat of sealer over the paint. (I used my favorite sealer: 1 part glue and 1 part water 😉 ).
- Next, it is time to make the bow. I cut a piece of ribbon 14 inches long and I made it the same way as I did on my Bow Embellished Candles. See the tutorial here. (Just a Tip: when wrapping the ribbon around the middle I folded both sides of the elastic into the middle so the hard elastic edge would not show in the bow).
- Finally, attach the bow with a little hot glue to the top of the frame. I centered it from the sides but placed in right above the glass of the frame.