Have you seen Scott Pilgrim vs. The World? If not, I totally recommend it. It is hysterical and quirky in a way that speaks to the heart of a nerd like me. That is why it is my romance choice for this month’s Movie Monday Challenge. It is not the typical romance movie which is why I love it. (Not that I don’t enjoy traditional romances, too.) This DIY seven evil exes frame is the perfect reminder that love can be fun and totally crazy at the same time.
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This movie is close to my heart. My husband and I went to see it when we were dating. I’m pretty sure he only went out of boyfriend obligation because I couldn’t get anyone else to go with me. We are sitting there and the entire theater is silent. Then the scene when they point out Scott’s only possessions in the apartment comes on and I died laughing. I was immediately embarrassed at how loud I was but then something kind of awesome happened. Everyone else in the theater relaxed and we were all laughing hysterically throughout the movie. It was such a fun movie experience.
DIY Seven Evil Exes Frame Materials
- Blank Wooden Frame
- Black and White Heart Paper
- Mod Podge
- 7 Chipboard Letter X’s
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Small, Flat Paint Brush
- Blue Pre-Formed Card
- Orange Cardstock (a scrap piece is plenty for this project)
- Glue Runner
- Scissors (I love, love, love these scissors and recommend them to every crafter!)
- Paper Cutter
- Black Permanent Marker
First, select 7 chipboard x’s. It doesn’t matter what colors they are. I do recommend choosing multiple sizes and styles.
Paint your x’s with red acrylic paint and set them aside to dry.
Next, place your disassembled frame on the top, left corner of the black and white hearts paper.
- Make sure that you do not have it right up to the edge. See the picture above for reference.
Trace the inside and outside of the frame. Then draw an “X” in the center.
Cut out around your traced lines, leaving extra around the edges as pictured. Also, cut the corners out as you see above.
Then cut out the “X” in the center and trim the flaps slightly. (You will need to use your scissors for this part, not the paper cutter.)
Next, cover the front of your frame in Mod Podge.
Place your frame face-down on the cut out paper. Use your traced lines as a placement guide.
Add more Mod Podge to your paper flaps on the inside and mold them to the inside of your frame.
Repeat step 9 for the outside flaps as well.
- You may need to hold he flaps firmly to the sides for a few second to make sure that they stay in place.
Set you frame to the side to dry.
Next, cut a small piece of the black and white hearts paper for the front of your card. You want it to be smaller than the card is.
Then cut a piece of orange cardstock to fit inside the black and white hearts piece.
Attach the orange cardstock to the center of the white and black hearts piece with your glue runner.
Next, write “I’m Glad You Beat My XXXXXXX” on your matted orange cardstock.
Attach your matted cardstock to the center of the front of your card.
Now pull your frame and x’s back over and glue the x’s to your frame with E6000 as pictured.
Let your E6000 dry then reassemble your frame.
This DIY seven evil exes frame turned out fantastically! As you may have guessed, my husband ended up loving Scott Pilgrim vs. The World too. That’s why this year I am giving him this DIY seven evil exes frame and card for Valentine’s Day. It is a sweet reminder of one of our favorite dates and an accurate representation of our nerdy love story.
Now it is time to check out all of the other awesome romance-inspired crafts in the Movie Monday Challenge Blog Hop. What is your favorite romance movie? See if you can find a craft to go with it below!
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On the last (or fourth) Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
This month’s challenge was. . . . “Romance! Everyone was allowed to choose their own favorite romantic film for this challenge.
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.