Here is another fun picture of the Newport bridge in Oregon when the fog was rolling in... mmmmmm the beach...
We have been busy too. We have painted three rooms and did a little board and batten makeover ( pictures of both to come VERY soon.) I am excited to start a new fun little series called ' Mantle Monday's' Every Monday I am going to try and show my (new lovely) mantle with different decor, or showcase other inspiring mantles around my town and blogosphere.Stay tuned for tomorrows' very first Mantle Monday!
For today I thought that I would share a little craft project that I did one Sunday a while ago. It is a knock- off of something that I saw in a craft store somewhere. I like it and wanted to make my own. I saw it for sale in the store for $58.00 !!! I made mine for $12.50!!
Please excuse the horrible pictures, these are the only ones that I had and I didn't have a nice camera back in the day when I made this ;)
Wanna DIY??? (It is a little bit of work but super cheap!!)
6 Picture frames- of different thickness/ design to spell 'family'
1 longer picture frame- for family name if you want it..
Spray Paint- in color of choosing
hot glue/ glue sticks
sawtooth hangers for each frame
* if you have a cricut. Simply cut out your letters. I don't so the next materials are what I used instead.
contact paper- in color of frame
silver sharpie or gel pen
1.) Buy the picture frames. I got some in different thickness and colors. I tried to make it as inexpensive as possible. I bought all of the frames at goodwill, and re- painted them with black spray paint. I laid down cardboard to paint on...
2.)I then took the backing to the frames, and got rid of them. I cleaned the glass.
3.) This is the step where we make the letters.If you have a cricut that is great. Use that. and skip to step 6.
I do not, and wanted the look of vinyl. so I got creative. Here is what I did:
I went online to 1001 free fonts.com. You can find it HERE. I chose a font that I liked. This site allows you to preview what the font would look like on any word you would like (up to a certain length.) I clicked custom preview:
I typed in one letter at a time...
then copy paste into word....
Then re-size, big... it is ok if it is a little blurry.
|each letter takes up one sheet of computer paper|
6.) They peel it off of the paper backing on the contact paper, and stick the sticky side of the letter to the back side of the glass. This will put your tracing on the back side, and it gives the front of the glass a nice smooth appearance. make sure to smooth it out with a credit card to get out any air bubbles, and make it really smooth.
here is what is looked like all done. ' The Conley' family part took the longest because it was all connected. It turned out ok though,not perfect, but I like it. I think another fun idea to hang it would be to put some ribbon behind each saw tooth and hang the ribbon onto the nails in the wall. Dunno, could be really cute...
I love that it only cost me $12.00, and I have lots of paper left over. Well thanks for stopping by see ya tomorrow!!
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