I'm happy to be a contributor for a second year to help The Sparrow Fund's Build the Nest campaign. In this way, I am able to help other adoptive families, even while our family is in the journey! And so, if you purchase from my etsy shop in the month of May, you will be helping our family to adopt, plus blessing countless others through the work of The Sparrow Fund. Please visit their website for a complete list of partners.
I have been inspired lately by some of the beautiful word art that is sold online.
The goal of today's post is to show you how to re-create some of the look for less than the price of a going out for coffee. You may have some of the supplies on hand, but if not, most can easily be found.
The first step is to find a framed canvas to up cycle. I found these two resin frames at my local thrift store for a few dollars. You could nab something cheaper at a yard sale. Mine just happened to be small, but you can find any size if you hunt a little. They were ugly gold framed cardboard painting reproductions.
The next step is to find your chipboard or wooden letters. My chipboard letters were from a dollar store. I arranged them right on top of the cardboard insert, then glued them on with E6000 glue.
Final step is to paint & distress. I chose to use spray paint since my frames had lots of little crevices and I wanted to ensure an even application. But you could certainly buy a little bottle of acrylic paint for about 50 cents if you wanted to go that route.
This project would look great in any color to match your decor. The white was perfect to allow the gold in the frames to peek out for some shabby chic character.
Once your frames are completely dried (I waited 24 hours), then go ahead and distress the edges with a bit of sandpaper if you like that look.
And that's it! So easy. Total I spent on this project was $2.98 for the frames. I already had the glue, paint, and chipboard letters on hand.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
I'm a contributor at Satisfaction Through Christ today. Hope you'll head on over and get refuelled for the last few weeks and months of the school year. No matter your age or stage in life, we all need the encouragement that faithfulness in little things is a BIG thing! Little building blocks are important. Consistency. Day-by-day watering in our children's lives. I actually wrote the post for myself :) Hope it can encourage all weary moms today.