Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thankful Sign









As I was cruising through Pinterest I saw this graphic.  I can't find where I found it but I saved the image.  I love argyle and thought it would be a great fall sign to decorate with.  I went scavenging through the garage and found the following to help make this happen:

  • Some paint sample cards that I got out of the trash at the paint store last year. They were from the previous season and were being thrown away.  The clerk could not believe that I wanted them.  They have been living in a baggie waiting to be used.
  • A wooden placemat that I got at a garage sale for 25 cents.
  • Primer
  • Green paper
Step One:  I cut out diamond shapes. This was the hardest part.  I did not have a template and they kept looking wonky.  The I remembered that a diamond is really a rhombus. I googled how to make a rhombus and found this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoEx5xVu5xQ
I followed the steps and cut some awesome shapes. 
Step Two: I primed and then painted the placemat.
Step Three: I decided I did not like the half painted/half decoupage look so I decoupaged over the painted areas. I added the words and finished with a final coat of Mod Podge.
Step Four:  I attached a ribbon so I could hang it on my wreath stand that always ends up having signs hung on it rather than wreaths.  I like to make signs not wreaths.



                                           The paint sample that I saved from the trash!




      I primed the placemat because I did not think I was going to decoupage the whole placemat.
I did not hand letter the sign.  After the new year one of my goals is to learn how to hand letter.


                                                  The finished sign ready to hang!










Thursday, October 17, 2013

Craft Frenzy Friday #9

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Craft Frenzy Friday #8

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Thankful Sign/ Pinterest vs Reality

**I am only crafting what I have in my garage from 9/26/2013-10/31/2013. That is an important fact to remember in the month of October.
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This month I am all about using what I have to create.  I love this sign that Shanty2Chic created last week and I was inspired to make one.  I have had a stack of black/white pictures ready to craft with since summer.  I also had a board that when trimmed was the right size.  The ribbon was left over from another project.  My printer is on the blink so I found some precut letters left over from some project of long ago.  I am not in love with how the letters look.  I made this for a present.  I am going to make another one for my Thanksgiving mantel with other letter.  



 Step 1: Gather materials
I had printed some black/white pictures last summer when I was going to make my MIL a thank you gift for hosting us all at the river.  Did I make it? NO!  So today is the day.
I found some letters.
I decoupaged some scrapbook paper and the letters to a board that was in the scrap pile in the garage.
I backed my pictures on black cardboard so the won't curl.
My clips are different, but they were what I had.

I drilled two holes and attached some ribbon which I think ties it all together.
I am going to give it to my MIL next week when I see her.
Since I am posting this early I guess we will find out if she really reads my blog!
My Partys:
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http://www.52mantels.com/
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http://craftdictator.com/2013/10/09/moonlight-and-mason-jars/
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/search/label/Share%20Wednesdays
http://www.adelightsomelife.com/2013/10/home-and-garden-thursday-50.html
http://katherinescorner.com/2013/10/09/thursday-favorite-things-blog-hop-109/
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2013/10/transformation-thursday-225.html
http://www.findingfabulousblog.com/
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/
http://www.commonground-do.com/
http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com/
http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
http://www.redouxinteriors.com/2013/10/link-party-125-and-les-features/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2013/10/feathered-nest-friday_10.html#more
http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2013/10/frugal-friday_10.html#more
http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2013/10/inspire-me-please-linky-party-32/
The Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and DreamingSunny Simple Sundays Party at Sunny Simple LifeSundae Scoop at I Heart NaptimeThink Pink Sundays at Flamingo ToesNifty Thrifty Sunday at Nifty Thrifty ThingsIt's Party Time at Three Mango SeedsRestyled Sundays at Stylish Once AgainSilver Pennies Sundays at Silver PenniesFrugal Crafty Home Blog Hop at A Blossoming LifeDIY Showcase Party at Minette's MazeInspired Sunday at Sunday ViewSunday Linky at Suburbs Momma
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http://www.titicrafty.com/2013/10/bewitch-me-titi-link-party-25-special.html
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2013/10/party-junk-208-funky-fall-decorating-2013.html
http://www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com/2013/10/a-bouquet-of-talent-party-favorites-top.html