Tuesday, January 7, 2014

DIY framed sports logo

I found this frame during Free Friday at EcoStore.

Apparently this is the only before picture I took. Fail.

And turned it into this for my husband's man cave. Go Huskers!

I grabbed that crummy silver picture because I thought it was about the size of a Husker poster my husband needed framed. Turns out I was wrong. I still wanted to do something Huskerish (I know that's not a word, but just go with it!) for the basement so I gathered up my scrap material and started brain storming.

I decided to spray paint the frame black. I used Rust-Oleum's Flat Black Primer and then their Gloss Protective Enamel in Black.

I then covered the cardboard backing with black polka dot fabric that I bought a long time ago and just had laying around. I used hot glue because staples might have gone through to the front side.

The hardest part was making a template for the Husker N. I found an official N by googling it. I then cut it directly in half in photoshop. I took each half and expanded it as far as I could in an 11x14" Microsoft Word document. I printed off each side of the N and then cut and taped it together.

I then glued that N onto white fabric using very small dots of glue in each corner. Do not use too much!

I cut the fabric around the outline of the N.

Then took off the paper template and measured to make sure the N was centered on the background. I then glued it down.

Since the edges are rough and uneven, it's important to outline the letter with another fabric. I used red ribbon from JoAnn's Fabric. It was $2.99 for the spool and I used a 50% off coupon to cut that price in half.

Cut section by section and use a little hot glue on each corner. Here is the final result:

I like the different textures of the fabric. It's not perfect, but it was a good way to use up items I had on hand. My only cost was for the ribbon so I spent about $1.50 on this. Anyone can do this with their own favorite team's colors and logo! I'm anxious to finish our basement so we have somewhere to hang it.


  1. you are so creative! I am so glad you started the blog we are looking into buying a house now so I know I will come back and use some of your tips when making the house our home! Thanks Jenna!

    1. Thanks so much, Nicole! Best of luck with the house hunt!! That's exciting :) (Your wedding looked beautiful btw... congrats!)