June 5, 2013

Pinterest Project

So a few months ago my friend Brittany called me and told me we needed a wine and craft night. I was all for it, but if you know me at all, then you know I am not a crafty person at all. I also didn't have any idea of a project that I wanted to do, so I did what most of us would do. I got on pinterest. So I was looking through pinterest on my phone as we are riding to Hobby Lobby and I find this. I was so excited, but then I realized the link went to an ETSY shop, not a blog that gives intructions. I showed it to Brittany and she said we didn't need instructions and that we could do it.

I don't have any before pictures and I still don't have the burlap put on that I am going to hang it by. I didn't turn out exactly like the one on the ETSY shop, but I am extremely happy with how it turned out. It may turn me into a crafty person yet.

A few words of advice though. Always paint the lighter color as the base color. I painted the grey first and it took about 6 good thick coats of the yellow to cover the grey completely. I also just used regular scotch tape which worked well for me.

I just painted the entire letter grey and let it dry completely before I taped it off, then I started on the yellow. But here are the pictures I did take. Please excuse the blurry cell phone pictures. I didn't have my camera with me.

This was my inspiration

This is my S after the grey had dried and I had taped it off and started painting the yellow.

Paint dry and untapped!!!

Almost complete!! All that is left to do is the burlap to hang it by!

I bought all of the stuff to make it at Hobby Lobby. I got the flowers in the scrapbook section and that is a button in the middle of the yellow flower and I got it off the clearance rack in the fabric section. I got 3 buttons for $.98. I absolutely love it. I chose to do my first name because I still want to be able to use it after I get married.

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