Thursday, September 13, 2012

Treats, anyone??

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Avery and Norah know that the pantry holds all of their “treats.” How could they not know where I hide all of the candy and goodies??!
So, as my husband liked to put it when I asked him what he thought, why not spell it out for ‘em?? literally.
My FIL cut out the wood letters for me upon my request. I know he probably thinks I am crazy with all of the weird little requests I have for him… like cutting out the letters T R E A T and S… Thanks Ronnie for humoring me!!! Smile
Here’s how I made them:
1. I painted the sides of the letters purple. I am disappointed with this color because, after 2 coats, it came out darker than I wanted so you can’t even tell it’s purple now. booo!
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2. I found some scrapbook paper that I liked and would look good with my house and blue walls in the kitchen. Then, traced the letters (backwards) on the back of the paper
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3. Cut the letters out then adhered the paper letters to the wood letters using Modge Podge.
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4. Once the paper dried I knew it needed something else but it took me a bit of brainstorming with my stash of craft stuff to figure out what I wanted to do. I thought about adding ribbon… then thought about puffy paint around the edges…. a few other ideas came to mind but I really didn’t want these to look too “crafty,” so I decided on a stencil to give a touch of frill. I simply laid the stencil out where I wanted (different on each letter) then used a sponge brush to apply white paint.
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5. Let the paint dry then added a coat of Modge Podge to the top and sides.
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** Side note: I try to get my kids involved in my projects so Avery was “helping” me when this happened:
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This is what happens when you share a craft room with toddlers……
ok, back to the letters.
6. I still felt like they needed a little more so I found some jewels that I decided to add. I think they add just enough sparkle with out being too gaudy.
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7. Finally, How to hang them?? I was 1 too short of picture hangers to nail to the back so I had to get creative. I found some flat thumb tacks  that were super easy to push into the drywall (yes, I tested it out and yes, there is a random hole in the wall now lol) I glued them down to the back of each letter and it worked great!!
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** By the way, the super glue in the picture, Basket Maker’s Insta-Cure is THE BEST glue I have ever found. I discovered it during college in one of my architecture classes that required us to build models. it’s amazing! I use it on everything that needs gluing!! I have to order it here and I typically order several bottles at once, but it is worth it!!
8. I centered them up on the wall, pushed the pins into the drywall and…. voila!
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1 comment:

Stori Wann said...

Ugh, you have got to stop this crafting stuff! You are making me inadequate... for this reason, I don't do pinterest! Its really pretty by the way though.

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