Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hi to one and all I am so excited to be able to share with you this AMAZING crafter that I have been introduced to and her name is Meg and her blog is amazing! She gave me this great idea that we should blog swap and well I jumped on board! It is always fun to see what fun ideas other fellow crafters come up with. Her idea is so super cute!!!   Well I will let her tell you the rest of the story......

Hello everyone!

I'm thrilled to be here on Beckie's blog today! She has such a fun and happy personality and I'm so excited to swap with her.

I'd like to introduce myself...my name is Meg and I live over at A Little Knick Knack. I'm a midwest stay at home mom with three little, little, little children and crafts have become my sanity! I love to offer fun giveaways to my followers and I also host a link party every Friday called Everything but the Kitchen Sink. Come and join the fun over at A Little Knick Knack!
A Little Knick Knack
Today I'm going to share my burlap "family" sign!

We start with a cheap-o frame (this one was found at Michael's for $3...score!) and take the backing off and glue some burlap onto it. Be careful! The glue will seep through the burlap...I have the burns to prove it!

Here's how I like to glue burlap, to make it even....let's say you start on the left side....after you glue that down, do the opposite side. Then do the top left....then the bottom right and vice versa. The corners fold down nicely after you do all that and the burlap will lay nice and straight.

If you have a Cricut or stamps, then you can skip the next say, 7 steps. :) I don't have a cricut or stamps, so I use my "poor-man's" method. Find a font you like and print it out in bold. Lay the words down how you want them lined up on your burlap....

Now, cut out the black part of your word. Be sure to keep the outline in one piece....

Now, I wasn't able to take pics of the next part, but you apply your paint by using a sponge brush and lightly dabbing the paint on your "stencil." Be sure to push down the sides when you dab your paint, so not to spread your paint out of the stencil lines.

When you try to take your pic, be sure your daughter is done showing you her pretty drawing. (It is pretty good, right? Proud mom moment....)

I had fun adding these fabric flowers to help embellish our "family" sign. There are lots of tutorials over blogland for these and they are really easy! You simply tie a knot at the end of a length of fabric and twist, around the knot, gluing in strategic spots to help it stay put. And, it's that easy folks! If that explanation didn't make any sense, I'm so sorry! Others have done a better job of it out there, I promise!

Here's the final product....

And here it is on my wall!

Another shot for you....like that hand print? Yeah....me, too....

Thanks for having me, Beckie! Have a great day everyone! Happy Thanksgiving!

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