Thursday, February 18, 2010

My $6 clearance find is now priceless!

I found these 3 wooden plaques in the 80% of section of Hobby Lobby. They were $2 a piece and I really liked the look of the toile but couldn't get passed the cow and pig center. Hmmmm. I thought 3 plaques....  I three children..... I have a project. Yeah!!

I came home and found three of my favorite pictures and printed them out in blake and white. I used plain cardstock. It covers the underlying print and takes to the mod podge better that photo paper.

I used a piece of vellum and traced the inside of the oval frame. I like the look of the frame so I kept it. You could place a square picture in the middle and create your own frame. The options are endless. Then I used the oval template to cut out my pictures. The vellum made it easy for me to center my subject in the oval. I cut out my three pictures and used a little mod podge in the center where the pictures were going.


After that dried I used my sponge brush and started with the top brushing it with mod podge from the left to the right until the whole plaque was coated. You only want a thin layer. I like the gloss-luster myself. It has a little sheen to it. Let them dry and use a permanent marker to cover any scratches and there you have it.

They actually look like frames. This table is in our foyer where all the traffic is and I have to be careful what I put on it. These are wood blocks and there is no glass involved. Purfect!!!!  

I hope you like them as much as I do.


Michelle said...

Such a cute idea!

Southern Queen Bee said...

What a deal you got on those, and how creative to turn them into photos with your children! Looks great.

Carol said...

those are fabulous!!

Jennifer @ Back at the hive said...

I love them! What a great idea. I'm going to have to try to do something like this.

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frillsfluffandtrucks said...

So cute--and much better than the barnyard animals that were on them before. ;)

~ Sarah

jenjen said...

That is so cute. What a great idea! I love the toile too! Really really cute!

Thanks for linking this up. I love it!


B said...

Now that is a great idea! I LOVE IT!