I went thrifting this past Thurs. and found this WOOD plaque.. for $1.50.. its real heavy duty nice un-finished wood. The letter "L" I bought un-finished at a craft store earlier this year. I made it for spring, but now that my spring stuff is put away... it didn't go with anything. So I created something else with it.....
I took the letter "L" and layed it down on the back of my damask paper, then I traced the letter, cut out the letter, and mod podged the paper onto the letter.
I cut out a semi messy square piece of burlap. I then layed it inside the plaque, held it tight to the sides and gently traced the outline of the plaque with a pencil.
Once I traced the burlap I cut it out, and mod podged the burlap on. However, I did paint my plaque/wood first. Then I mod podge the burlap on. I did a coat of modpodge underneath the burlap and one over the burlap.
after I painted the plaque "Wicker White" acrylic paint, I then did a shabby glaze. Its just brown and black acrylic paint mixed with some water. You wipe it on the wood with a paper towel and then wipe some off. LOVE the shabby aged look.
I dug out my stash of buttons, and played around with them until I liked the color choices, grouping, and the size of the buttons. Then I just used my glue gun and hot glued them on.
I tied a small strip around the top of the L, and hot glued a small white button to the center.
VIOLA~ I HEART IT! ;)
AND IT sits on my entry table to greet guests..... I HAVE to say this is my most fav. thing I have made, and I am so delighted with it. SQUEAL!!!
I have linked up with DIY SHOW OFF for DIY Project Parade HERE Between Naps on the Porch for Met. Monday HERE Making the World Cuter Monday HERE Get your Craft on Thursday HERE with Life as Lori and Show and Share Day with Just a Girl HERE Feature Yourself Friday with Fingerprints on the Fridge HERE Look at Me Party at Fun To Craft HERE and Weekend Wrap up Party with Tatortots and jello HERE and Cleverly Inspired for Holiday Gifts HERE.