Afton's bedroom is almost complete. We have painted and wall-papered, sewn, mod-podged and hung.
I have a few small accessories I want to finish and then we'll be done!
A few days ago I realized that I needed a little something to add to the space beside her window. Afton was game for a little crafting, so we got to it!
We bought a 6 foot length of 3-inch wide primed wood. Then dearest hubby cut it into 5 pieces varying in length from 9 - 14".
Afton helped me paint each piece with a shade of pink or blue craft paint.
I found the colours a little bit too strong for the look I was after, so I dry-brushed some antique white over each board.
Next I put Afton to work coming up with her own "words to live by." I wanted words that would be good reminders for each day --words that have meaning and importance in her day-to-day life.
This is what she came up with:
So cute. I love how she wrote "KICK." As in "kick a soccer ball" or " kick your brother?"
I cross-referenced her list with the words I had come up with. We had several the same.
Like mother, like daughter.
To add the text to each sign, I cut our chosen words out of a variety of fonts using my Cricut machine.
Then each letter was held onto the painted wood using several layers of home-made Mod Podge (watered down white glue!).
And here is how they turned out, hanging on her wall:
It was quite a challenge coming up with a way to hang these signs. They were quite heavy. In the end I used 3M Removable Command Strips - easy to apply and remove.
I hope everyone has a sunny, dry weekend.
Weatherman is calling for rain here, but hopefully, he's wrong!!
Much love to all,