Friday, June 12, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
First you need a pre-made wood plaque..or if you or your husband is handy and you have the right tools, to can rout a piece of wood. So, then antiqued the edges after painting them white first, using some dark brown glaze. Then I used modge podge for gluing the scrapbook paper on.
Then, we had the vinyl letters pre-made from a friend who had a vinyl letter cutter.. once again another tool that would be useful.. but you can buy the vinyl lettering elsewhere, rather than buying your own vinyl lettering cutter..which is quite expensive. So, you stick on the letters and use modge podge again over the whole thing. then I screwed on the hooks and done! One day I will have tags made for each family member.. they are ready to be made, just haven't been done yet.. are kids are still a little young, but soon I will make them and when I do, I will post, since so many people are just dying to see them ?
for the pocket...I sewed the bias tape onto it partially first.. (perhaps next time, if someone is actually interested.. I can made another one and take pictures of each step) then, I sewed it onto the apron. then I pinned the neck strap and ties around the back and sewed the edges on. Then, the flower is ribbon and fabric petals, with a button sewed on.. then I used a little bit of glue to secure it even more. Anyways, super easy.. a little time consuming, maybe just me, but I don't do things quickly. they make great gifts!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
- 3"x3" block wood
- modge podge
- scrapbook paper
- spray glitter
glue on your scrapbook paper (with modge podge), then let dry, then cover with a thin layer of modge podge. then glue on your letters (these ones were initially yellow, and I used a stencil brush and did a crackle paint technique with brown paint).
Next, I added the ribbon to each block or you if you wanted to stack them as shown only add the ribbon to the top block (or each bock can have ribbon, without the bow on the top..except for the top).
Then, spray the glitter over the blocks