Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Frame it...a DIY project

Christmas is really over, huh?
Well...it was fun while it lasted!

I spent a lot of time making handmade gifts this year...yes, there were still some store bought things under the tree, I haven't learned the fine art of making barbies and power rangers yet :p


I made my in-laws a personalized gift...my kiddos call them "Giggy and Papa" and I would have never been able to find anything with this printed on it, so I did what I love to do....
I made them something myself :)


I use a super simple trick to do this...and it makes for a pretty nice finished product..If I do say so myself....

Start with a wooden frame, this one came from Wal-mart with a price tag of $2.50. Paint it any color your heart desires....


Next...head over to your computer and print out the words you want to apply...any font or size that fits will work


Turn the printed saying over, and color in with pencil. Make sure to cover the area entirely...


Now, place the print out on your frame right side up and trace. The pencil will underneath will leave a perfect outline of the font you chose


Using a small brush, paint in your outline with acrylic paints....


What do you think?? It was a lot of fun to make...easy and the possibilities are pretty endless too!




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10 comments:

  1. Yes, I guess that would have been impossible to find in a store, lol. I love how easy this looks. I might be copying this great idea.

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  2. I love this little project! It is so sweet and I am sure Giggy and Papa loved it too!

    Ginger

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  3. So, so adorable! I love the technique used! I'm sure they LOVED it!

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  4. That is so cute I can hardly stand it! Great gift idea for the whole year through!!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, Aimee

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  5. What a smart technique! I'm going to have to remember that one.

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  6. awhhhhh sweet AND meaningful---ohhh YES I love it! :o) and what a sweet picture too!!!!
    Jaime

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  7. What a precious gift. Thanks for sharing the idea. Love your blog Carmella - you're such a fun and talented lady! Blessings, Shirley @ Simply Divine Living xxx

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  8. Oh this is so cute! I LOVE that you personalized it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  9. I love this idea Carmella! You make me want to try this!!

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  10. This is such a great idea! I cant wait to try this out myself!

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