Sunday, July 29, 2012

Faith Family Friends sign

I've been making these wood signs lately and I decided to make myself one. Usually they are only 12 inches long but I wanted to make a longer one to go under a shelf in my office. I LOVE the way it turned out! I'll show you how I did it. SO EASY..
First, find yourself a piece of wood, mine is 6" x 40"
Any scrap piece will do, mine was from an old deck we took apart. Paint it black or white or whatever background color you would like. I did mine black and I only paint where the paper would not be.
Then find some pretty scrapbook paper and head to your computer. I used Word to print the words Faith Family and Friends. You might have to play around a little to get it just right, and remember to leave at least a 1 inch border. I also had to print each word on a seperate piece of paper. 

Then I used my favorite stamp and added black to the corners and around the edges.
I used mod podge to glue the paper down.

Then I went to my favorite little machine - the Cricut! I cut seven 3"curly shapes.
I added some black ink to the curly shapes to give them more depth and then glued them in place
A sweet little silver heart glued between the words and I put upholstery tacks in the corners but the picture didn't show them very well

Since I wasn't going to hang it on the wall but off the bottom of the shelf, I used cup hooks and eye screws. I attached the hooks to the underneath of the shelf and the eyes to the top of my sign. A little tip - put a dab of toothpaste on the eyes and then touch it to the shelf, it leaves a mark exactly where you need to screw in the cup hooks.
This is the before...
And here's the after...
What do you think?

I LOVE it!

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