Sometimes, when the crafty bug strikes your 14 month old baby is hungry, your oldest daughter is working on a school project, and your "littlest-middlest" (which is what I call my younger daughter) has a sinus infection. During those times, you can't always run out to the home improvement store or the craft store and you just have to use what you've got!
A few weeks ago when Ron and I did this project above the fireplace:
We had a ton of this wood left:
Ron (aka Mr. C) kinda likes to clean up and doesn't have a crafty bone in his body....so he was all,
I'm gonna throw this stuff out.
And I was all,
Over my dead body!
So I squirreled them away in a corner of the garage not knowing what I would ever do with em'. Till tonight....when I felt the familiar sting of needing some "crafty time". Here's what I did:
I had Mr. C cut them into small squares for me, then I painted them white. I cut some letters from my trusty Cricut in a font I liked and in a size that would fit on the block.
I lightly traced the letters with a pencil,
Then filled them in with acrylic paint.
You can either leave them "as-is" for a crisp clean look or......
You can distress the edges and flick some paint on them to give them a creepy, ghoulish look for Halloween!
I love how they turned out, and for the price of FREE you really can't beat it!
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