Being on a very strict and tight budget, I plan out meals at least a week in advance. This stops the extra trips to the grocery store; only allows me one day per week where I'm pulling the hair out of my head trying to decide on meals instead of daily. And lastly, and perhaps most importantly this project will end the constant, "Mom, what's for dinner tonight?"
Anyways, let's get started....
I found my inspiration for this project on Pinterest. I tried to link to the original site, but apparently the site has been blocked and I am not able to give credit to the original idea. The idea was a basic 12"x12" frame with scrapbook paper behind the glass with stickers for the days of the week. Very cute, and pretty basic. While I don't knock the idea; I love to embellish my projects and add my own unique touches to all of my work (some unintentionally :) ). And away we go!...
~One 12"x12" unfinished, wooden frame
~One 12"x12" piece of scrapbook paper
~Paints (in your colors of choosing), the colors I chose were Americana brand Dark Scarlet and Coffee Bean
~One to two packs of letter stickers (depending on the amount in each package of each letter)
~One 12"x12" piece of burlap (I found this one in the scrapbook paper section of my local craft store)
~One package of twine and clothespins. You could always buy these separately, I seen these and figured it would save me a step.
~Embellishments of your choosing. I used burlap flower(found in scrapbooking section), and wooden laser cuts.
~Paintbrushes; one for every color you decide to use (more on the choice of those below).
I also choose to use a foam brush for most of my painting projects. The picture above shows the difference between brushing with it and smooshing (yes, that's a technical term,...my term but it's still a term) it. As long as you use brush strokes and do no apply too much pressure to the brush, your work should look pretty bubble-free. If you happen to get some, just brush over it and it will be just fine!
Your project may change during it's course.....that's perfectly normal and how good ideas become great ideas. This piece was originally going to be a lot different that what I finished with. As long as you are happy with your finished then it doesn't matter if you have 50 idea changes!
*As a side note: I had originally intended to spell out the entire words with the stickers but I didn't plan out the right amount of letters and came up REALLY short. So, I had to improvise. But I was not disappointed on how it turned out in the end.
The possibilities are endless, you can do many colors to match your own decor, textures and even different sizes to accommodate any space on your wall. With all products, and purchasing a glass front for this frame, the project came in at just over $20! You can't even buy something finished for that. So, get creative and show me what you got! Post pictures or links in the comments if you decide to take this easy project on, I would love to see what everyone else is doing!
Thanks for stopping by and craft on!