January 28, 2011

{Inspiring Blog} & Sweetheart Plaque

When I first posted about the new addition called "Inspired by You" I said that it would be featured on Wednesdays.  I am sorry that this was not posted on Wednesday, it has been such a busy week for me.  So I will be giving you a double treat to start off the weekend! 

First, I will be featuring an Inspiring Blog called Black Persephone!  Aubrey has so many talents and picking one of her most recent projects to share with you was difficult!  The project is her Friend Book, which she made spending only 10 bucks! Thank you Aubrey for your inspiring creation.  I cant wait to make one for the pile of pictures I have from Christmas cards!

Check out her awesome blog and the complete post here!

Now for our Second addition...

Valentines has never been a holiday where I bring out the decorations, maybe because I had one or two knick knacks to put up!  This year has been fun for me as I have made some of my own decor.  This project is a little twist on a plaque I found at Smiths after Christmas for $6.  I wanted to be able to put it up right away how cute are those crystal hooks!  Then came the idea... 

What you will need:
  • 12x12 scrapbook paper of your choice!
  • Twine
  • Styrofoam heart
  • Spray paint
  • Velcro with adhesive
  • An adorable plaque with hooks
  • On the front of the plaque I placed a very small amount of double sided tape to the bottom corners which holds my paper in place (this will also help during the next step).  The reason I used a small amount was so I could replace this design with another for each holiday/season!  You decide how to place you paper, it will also depend on the length of the plaque.  I used two 12x12 scrapbook papers.
  • On the back of the plaque place your first pieces of Velcro to the top corners.  When you fold your scrapbook paper over the edge you will place the second pieces of Velcro to the first pieces.  The folded paper will then be placed onto the adhesive parts of the Velcro.  I hope this makes sense!

*Make sure to measure your paper so there is enough to attach it onto the Velcro. 

Now for the design...
  • I used the cricut for my word, but you can use anything.  I was going to use black paper for the word, but it just didn't fit.  I found some pink paper which matched perfect!  For the styrofoam heart I wrapped the twine around and around, then spray painted it red!  Just use hot glue as you go, if not it will unwind.

I hope you have fun creating your own design for your plaque!

 I linked with: Some Day Crafts, Serenity Now, Whipper Berry, and Sassy Sites!  I know of many more great linky parties but I am all partied out for now.  My head is spinning with fun ideas!  Have a great weekend!


Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom said...

Oh, I love this! I've been looking for a plaque for my kitchen but just can't seem to find one I like. Perhaps I'll just make one myself! thanks for the tutorial :)

{Carli} said...

I am glad you liked it, I was so excited when I found it for so cheap! Have fun creating!

LuluMarie said...

This is so smart, after every holiday I get clearence stuff to put out next year, but I've been frustrated with how its easier to get Christmas stuff at 90% off than to get anything at 50% for other holidays. This is prefect. too bad I've got a whole year to wait til Christmas clearance comes again, but I will not forget. thanks for posting.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Carli! I love cute holiday projects that involve things you might have on hand at home. :) Yours turned out so nicely! Love the twine heart. :)

Thanks so much for joining my party. Have fun finding some new reads! Hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon! :)

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

This is stunning!! The twine-heart wreath is gorgeous enough, but added to that beautiful plaque it really becomes a peice of art! Thanks for linking up.

{Carli} said...

Thanks Ladies, it was a lot of fun! The twine heart was also one of my favorite parts!


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