Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made It: A First!

I was going to wait until my blog was finished before I joined a linky party, but I couldn't resist linking up with 4th Grade Frolic's Monday Made It after a weekend of crafting in the beautiful Oregon sunshine!

If anyone reads this, know that a much more beautiful blog is coming soon!!!!!!!

This weekend, I was in a crazy crafty mood. I think it was the sunshine (there's not a lot of sun throughout the year on the Oregon coast). Here's what I made:

I was inspired by the many "No Name" boards on Pinterest. I was excited to make one because I know how frustrating it is to have a pile of unclaimed nameless papers! I purchased a pre-cut and ready to go board from a local craft store, Craft Warehouse. I then painted it with chalk board paint.

I painted the clothespins in Modge Podge and dipped them in a fine crafting glitter. So EASY! And they turned out great... I ended up making 68 glittery clothespins.

Okay, back to the board! After painting the board black, I used stencils to paint the letters. Even with stencils I had to use a steady hand.

Lastly, I glued on the clothespins and glittery anchors (also made with Modge Podge) using a hot glue gun. Tomorrow I will nail on a ribbon so it is ready for hanging!!

OH, by the way, I am doing a pirate theme next school year with the colors of red and black!

Project #2:

This was pretty much the easiest project EVER! I bought the letters at Michaels for $1.50 each on sale and two spray bottles of Krylon Glitterspray paint in red and black glitter. The spraypaint was about $5 a can after using a coupon.

Then, I placed the letters on cardboard and sprayed an even coat over each letter. The black glitter was much easier to apply than the red. For some reason, the red spraypaint did not want to cooperate!

Easy as pie and about $4 a letter!! I the picture captured the glitter. The paint was awesome and applied a thick coast of glitter... just what I wanted!

And there ya go... My first Monday Made It, and my FIRST linky party!


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