Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A little burst of craft energy

Typically my craft projects are completed in the winter - when the days are short and we spend more time indoors.  But I just completed a small craft project that went like this:

I stopped at a garage sale on my way to work one recent Friday morning and bought these notecards -cute right?

Each package contained 10 blank notecards and they were $0.10 each.  At the time I really just thought I might use them - I do send lots of handwritten notes - something we should all do more of, but I digress...

So, later that same weekend I was cleaning up my work area in the garage.  I came across a stack of three unfinished wood plaques that I had picked up at a garage sale several months ago.  The second I saw them the project came to me.  I have to admit that this doesn't happen to me as often as I wish it did - much of my "creativity" is copied.

I painted each plaque with one coat of Kilz and two coats of black paint.  Then I glued the notecard (top half only) to the plaque using Mod Podge.  I wiped it all down with wipe-on poly because I wanted it to be shiny.  Then I added a ribbon for hanging to each one - the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and I loved that it had a little bling.
So that's it - I hope they will add some fun to a girl's room!

1 comment:

Vintage and Company said...

These are cute Stephanie!