Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Simple Things-Thanksgiving Art {Tutorial}

I made this back in August and completely forgot to post about it.  It has been one of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts that I have made recently! 

 I love that it is from a repurposed piece of art that I bought for about .50 cents at Salvation army!  I love a cheap project.  

Here is the Before and After!

I personally LOVE the after WAAAY better, but that's just my personal opinion:)

Here's a quick tutorial of how I made it:

1.) I painted over all the wood using  these colors:

These are my favorite FALL colors!  
Hauser Medium Green and Burnt Orange.

2.) Sand the heck out of the edges with a palm sander or you can just use a piece of sandpaper!

3.)  I guess I forgot to take a picture of applying the paper, but you have seen this before.  I used Mod Podge to adhere it, then another layer over the top of the paper.  Remember to use something hard and flat (like a pampered chef scraper) to keep the paper from bubbling!  Then ink the edges.  I used Tim Holtz Walnut distress ink.  It's fantastic!!

4.)  Adhere the vinyl, or use a stencil.  Done!

I have this hanging on the wall so you can see it right when you walk in!
Have a fabulous Friday!


  1. What a transformation! Love the quote and the colors! :)

  2. what a wonderful idea AND that saying is just so perfect (and more importantly true!)

  3. Just perfect! The transformation and the sentiment!

  4. Love it. What a great reminder for us all. Would you link this up to my Giving Gratitude Link Party on A Mother Seeking?!

    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  5. Love the quote! I may have to use it on a last minute Thanksgiving card!
    Hugs, antonella :-)
    Sorry, I'm stopping in a little late from the Answer is Chocolate BFF Link Party!


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