The Goal: To Test Out Pins From Pinterest.com
Once again sorry I’ve taken forever to post!……Recently my mom heard a quote that she really liked and wanted to be able to display it in her house. Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner I thought I would make this idea possible for her. I started looking on Pinterest for ideas and came across this….
The original picture links to: http://www.thistlewoodfarms.com/its-a-cinch
The supplies that the blogger used:
Supplies that I used:
Step 1: The blogger says to use a pencil and sketch the shape of a heart onto the canvas. I did not make a shape out of my quote but I did use a ruler and sketched a pencil line to place my letters.
Step 2: Decide on your quote. I chose “May the road always rise to meet your feet and may the wind be forever at your back” because that is the quote my mom hinted about.
Step 3: Stick your letters onto your pencil line. My foam letters did have a sticky back but they did not stick to the canvas well. I ended up putting super glue on the back of each letter to be sure that they would stay. Don’t worry about the pencil line you will paint over it.
Step 4: Paint the canvas. I used a brown because it went with my moms decor but if I was to make this project again I would use a lighter color because the letters kind of got lost in the dark color.
Step 5: The blogger seals the canvas with a water-based polyurethane but I skipped this step.
Step 6: The blogger did not do this step but when I was finished I thought it needed more detail. I mixed my brown paint with a little white to make a lighter brown and using a decorative stencil I stenciled on embellishments into the 2 corners.
I really like the finished product! It was easy and quick to make and I’m sure it will make a great addition to my moms living room. The entire project cost approx. $15 to make ($8 for canvas, $4 for letters, $2 for paint, $1 for super glue), very cheap and a great idea for Mother’s Day **corny alert, my mom will love that I handmade her gift just like I use to when I was a kid**. I loved the step by step instructions for this project and the pictures were really helpful. I am defiantly going to check out more projects from this blogger.
Until next time Happy Pinning and Happy Mother’s Day!