Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wooden Message board

I actually did a craft project!  Woo Hoo!  A friend of mine had a birthday and I made a little something something for her- a wooden message board.  


Of course I forgot to take step by step instructions but it's pretty easy. I used a board that was previously  painted black and divided into 3 parts.


I base coated the board white (using Martha Steward craft paints- went on like buttah!)


 I cut a B (and an S on the bottom of the board- which are the first letters of the names of my friends kids) out of vinyl with my Cricut.


Then using a paper punch, I cut out a bunch of circles.  After putting them all on the board, I put a few coats of red paint over the top.  When that was all dry, I pulled all the vinyl off and sanded it down. A lot! 


I stapled some bakers twine to the back in 3 places and then used some clothespins to attach some scrapbook papers but they could be used to hold photos too.


A little brown wire was already on the board, but it would be super easy to drill a hole and put some wire on there.  Or use a claw tooth hanger on the back.


And here it is- a personalized wooden message board!

12 comments:

  1. This is so cute, Candice! I love the distressing and the polka dots are definitely the finishing touch :)

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  2. So cute! I love the polka dots! And I'm a little slow...I thought it was for notes and "bs"! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Very cool! Great idea!Love the colors.

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  4. That's really cute! I'm loving red and white lately and I really love the heavily distressed look you gave it.

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  5. I saw you on Show & Tell Saturday. This is such a cute idea ! I could see making it with an "M" for our family's last name, and using it to stick little memos on it... :) Super cute, the red w/ white polka dots really make this fun !

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  6. Thank you so much for linking up to Mauvin' Monday on VintageMauve.com

    Cheers,
    Jessica

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  7. SOOOO lovely! LOVE polka dots...and the distressed look just brings it all together! Would LOVE to have you share this at my link party!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-11-giveaway.html

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  8. This is such a clever variation on the message board. I love it! Can't go wrong with polka dots, in my opinion. :)

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  9. What a cute message board! I'd love for you to link it up to my party. {http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/search/label/POC%20LINKY%20PARTY}

    Found you over at The 36th Avenue.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. I LOVE this! I'm getting ready to do a craft room makeover so I pinned this, I think it would be perfect in my new room.

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  11. What a great idea! Love it! Thanks again for linking up to last weeks party! I have another one up and running today. Looking forward to seeing what you have to share.

    http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/05/welcome-to-katie-from-quality-cheap.html

    Hope you’re having a great week!

    XO, Melissa

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