I'm so excited to announce that my dear friend Destinee will be guest blogging on The Barmy Fox! This is Destinee's first DIY tutorial and I absolutely love it! She got it off Pinterest, but who doesn't these days. I love that she changed it a bit to make it her own and just went for it! I can't wait to see what else she has up her sleeves!!
Hey there. I’ve been on Pinterest like it’s my job lately and have decided I want to make my house feel more like us (by us, I mean me and my husband). Now, about my husband, his name is Patrick. I love him to death but he is a minimalist and doesn’t really get my love of “country rustic/shabby chic” décor. I could push him on something I REALLY love but I don’t want him to walk through our house and look at something and just not like it.
Here’s what you need (I’ll even include prices!):
· 12 x 12 chipboard (this was on sale at Joann’s, but I *THINK* it was about $4)
· 2” chipboard letters ($2)
· 12 x 12 scrapbook paper ($.59)
· Adhesive spray/paste (I used ModPodge because I had some at home, about $4 depending on size)
· Paint for your letters (I used acrylic paint from Joann’s. $.77)
· Red and black paint pens (I didn’t use this, but permanent marker would work as well!)
· Ribbon (I used twine jute and it was $2 for a spool of it)
· Super glue
· Box cutter
Now, let’s get started.
*Disclaimer, I’m HORRIBLE at taking pictures while I craft. I just get too into it.
Measure 6” on three sides of the chipboard and then use the ruler to connect the sides. Next, use the box cutter and SLOWLY cut along that line. If you’re not careful you’ll end up with jagged edges. GO SLOWLY. Patrick wouldn’t let me do this part, I think he was afraid I would mess up something or hurt myself. (Make sure that you have the chipboard turned the right way, there are little hook hole things. If you wanted to hang it on a wall this is incredibly important. Patrick started cutting before he noticed it and honestly, I wasn’t going to use it so it didn’t matter at all to me!)
I painted my letters before we had even started cutting or measuring because I knew that I would need at least two coats of paint. I decided to go with Tigers colors since Patrick is such a fan of them!
Now take your chipboard and place it over the scrapbook paper and trace.
Here’s my favorite part, adhering it to the chipboard. Like I said before, I used what I had lying around which happened to be ModPodge in a glossy finish.
As you can see in the above picture, I got a little careless. There’s some bubbling because when I placed the paper down, I thought it was off a TINY bit and ended up screwing it up. Don’t be worried. You won’t be able to tell after sealing it some more, I promise!
I used super glue to place these down. If you’re using MP, that will keep it on there but I knew I was putting it outside so I wanted it to be SUPER sturdy.
I took the twine, braided it together, and super glued it down. I’m probably going to find something else in order to make sure it’s not going to fall, but it seems to be holding quite well. I tested it out on a doorknob and it was just fine! (See what I mean about those hook things? Make sure those are in the middle like a normal picture would have.)
Like I said before, Patrick is a minimalist. He likes it like this and prefers it without the baseball “seams” that were on the picture I saw. If you want to add this, all you need to do is get a bowl and trace a half circle on the top and bottom in black. Once that is done, add little red stitches to mimic a real baseball. If you want to put this outside, make sure you weather proof it.
I hope that you enjoyed this “tutorial” of sorts, I did not come up with this. I found it on Pinterest!
Until next time,
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