Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Family Sign

Way back in September I went to one of those vinyl lettering parties. I love the look of the last name in bold letters and then "families are forever" on top of it. So I went to party thinking I would finally get one, until I saw that it would cost $30!! Since then I've been planning on doing it by myself, either with paper or vinyl. Well I came across this idea and knew that I wanted to do it. I'm so glad that I waited to do it because it so is so much better than what it would have been if I had done it back in the fall like I was planning to.
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This is how I made it:

Sorry for the pictures on all different floors, I like to do crafts on the floor for some reason and I happened to do this craft in three different rooms :).

1) I took a piece of word that was 4 1/2" x 2 1/2 feet and painted it brown
2) While I waited for the paint to dry, I cut 1 x1 inch squares out of various scrapbook paper
3) I then glued all the paper to the wood block
4) Using mod podge, I put the letters that I cut out of card stock onto the wood.




5) Once all the letters were on, I did a full layer of mod podge on everything
6) Using a staple gun, I stapled ribbon onto the wood

7) Then I hung it up over the family pictures in our living room, isn't it great? I love it :)
If I would have gone through the vinyl company, I would have paid $30+ for this. I had all of the supplies on hand and the wood cost about $1.50, so much better and this has a lot more character than the vinyl would have!
I love this mosaic art, I have a feeling you will see more of this in the future :)
I'm linking this post to these parties

29 comments:

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Quite an idea!

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

i love this! so cute. what are the letters made of? they look like vinyl, but i re-read your post and can't find where you said what they were made of. You probably did, and I'm just not fully awake! lol

Kaysi said...

Brandi- I just cut them the letters out of cardstock

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Great job, Kaysi! I love how it turned out - much better than the vinyl letters in my opinion! :)

-Ann Marie

Heather said...

Really cute and unique, and it is so inexpensive! Thanks for sharing.

Remodelaholic said...

Way cute! I love the words on top! Thanks for showing me the link!

Summer Rae said...

Great idea using squares of scrapbook paper. I love how it turned out!

Meet Virginia said...

This turned out so great! I love it!!

~Morgan

http://meetvirginiaandroo.blogspot.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeetVirginiaShop

LuckyStarHeather said...

So cute! I love the colors :)

Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!

mindingmomma said...

I really like the look of this, so homey and not as stuffy as some of the vinyl ones Thanks for sharing this how to!

Creations By Cindy said...

So cute. Be blessed . Cindy

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is ADORABLE!!!!! I love it. Very unique.

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is so fun! I love it.

Lanie Ree said...

Ooh, I love the mosaic look! Nice job.

thank you for linking this up too!

fawnda said...

Awesome family sign! Love the colors you used! :)

Lori said...

I love this family board. It turned out nice.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

very cute! You did a great job!

mommy2luke2008 said...

Love it!!!!!! I featured this on my friday favorites!!
http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-favorites_26.html

Andy Porter said...

The sign looks great! Way to be so resourceful!

I love having you on CC!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I always LOVE family signs! Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

What a great idea. It really turned out cute!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Denise said...

Following you from Trendy Treehouse’s Marketing Monday! Cute!

MessyMissy said...

What a cool sign...I love that kind of style!!!! Gotta get me some modpodge.

Gillian and Kevin Mohlman said...

oh how cute! I love the font on the words. such a cute idea. I love the photos you have up there too! Great blog. Love to read about you and your projects!

-Gillian
www.kevinandgillian.blogspot.com

Shannon@ One Crafty Mommy said...

So cute!!! Especially the price! Thanks for linking up this week!!!

Messy Mommy said...

Love it!!!!!

jenjen said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up!

XOXO
Jen

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

So cute! Thanks for linking up! Be sure to stop by and link up at today's link party!

The Harris Family said...

So adorable. I love the mosaic look. It turned out great. THanks for linking up.
-Crystal