Thursday, July 15, 2010

Home Quote Plaques... that hold recipes!

This was by far my favorite craft from last year, the preparation was insane and daunting- but the outcome was so rewarding. The hardest part was making it fit my budget, and where budget needs to be adhered to, it means a lot more work.

So, first you have to either purchase wooden plaques or- if money is tight, purchase a few 1x6's, cut them into 4 inch length's and then miter the edges, then paint them. Like I said- saving money will take a lot of energy and time... and a good friend with the required tools and her willing father. Many thanks to Bethany!

The next bit was simpler... I found some Grafix paper online- basically allowing to print my own rub-onz. I came up with some designs and sayings with the wonderful help of my steering team and printed them all- in reverse according to the package instructions,then all we needed were hot glue guns, and clothes-pins.

The clothes-pins are attached (upside-down) to the back to both help it stand up, and to hold either a photo or a recipe card. The hot glue serves to attach the clothespins and are used to make little bead on the base of the plaque to get it to tip back and rest on the clothespins. Have fun and enjoy!

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