Sunday, January 19, 2014

Framed Ampersand with Dots

During a homework break this afternoon, I made this dotted ampersand. I may or may not have mentioned before that we are in the process of giving our den a makeover. I plan to put a gallery wall in there, so I picked up a plethora of white frames when we were at Ikea a few weeks ago. Now, I just need to decide what to put inside all those frames. I've had a few ideas for quite a while, including this dotted ampersand. 

Unlike the other five projects I'm working on right now, this was a very simply 30 minute favorite kind!

I used my Cricut to cut out multi-colored, multi-sized circles. The sizes I chose to use were 2 inches, 1.5 inches, and 1 inch. I then penciled an ampersand on a piece of white cardstock (I cheated and traced one to make sure it was perfect). Then, I just glued a circle after circle onto the paper, varying the sizes and colors as i went. It was a completely random process, and I just kept going until I used all my cut out circles.

Once I was finished adding circles, I stuck it in a frame. Easy as pie!

Eventually we will hang our gallery wall frames, but until then my cute little ampersand is fancy-ing up my new shelves the hubs built for me, but more on those later!

Is it just me or does the weekend always FLY by? Wasn't it just Friday?
Oh well, I'll be finishing up my weekend by watching Bachelor Love Stories and eating Smart Pop. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Really cute! I love ampersands :)

  2. I love it how cute!

    Thanks for linking up to Twirl and Take a Bow! We love the good company at our party!