First our announcement....
That's right, our biggest DIY project of the year, a baby! Currently the gender is unknown, I'm actually going in for an ultrasound today, but my husband had some work conflicts so I'm going to have them write it in an envelope and we'll open it together tonight at dinner (while we celebrate our 5th anniversary too)!!
Exciting stuff and to go along with our 'wood' (5th) anniversary I recently put together this craft.
You see a while back an amazing friend organized a craft club, but then she moved... and left it to me. Honestly I'm really not that 'crafty' not in a sense that is easy to put together a project for other women to do. Soooo I turn to Pinterest, a lot.
Anyway, about 6 months ago one of the other ladies pinned this idea and I thought it was awesome. It was just a picture so I hunted down a post where someone actually did the project. It turned out super cute over at Insideways.
Fast forward to last week, I finally got it all put together and found a day to host the event. I started by getting the premium pine at Lowe's that doesn't have any knots in it. Then I made stencils with my friend's Silhouette. I just took cardstock and cut out the letters with the numbers right next to it.
Then using the stencils, the ladies traced the letters onto the wood.
From there we just filled it in with paint. We actually found that for the smaller size (I offered 4" and 6" squares) it was easiest to outline in Sharpie to get clean edges, then paint inside the lines.
Lastly, I gave all the ladies saw tooth picture hangers to hang them on the wall. They had too much fun though and so many didn't even finish :) hehe.
All the ladies' projects turned out wonderful! I actually spent so much time organizing and putting it together, I never even thought about what words I would want or where I could put it. I know I have plenty of bare walls for it, I just never figured it out. haha
But theirs turned out great! Here is my friend Barb's finished project...
So cute, right?!?
Some of the other ladies did their kids' names, last name, and other special words to them. You can really do anything you want, which is what I love about this craft!
Now I've got a bunch of ideas swimming around in my brain about what words I want to do...we will see.
Alright, well that's just about enough of me. Don't forget to enter the Earth day giveaway going on HERE and next week, I'm really excited for another really awesome giveaway valued at $99!!
Be sure to follow along so you don't miss out! Have a great weekend!!