5/31/2010

Child's Name Plaque

Everything I ever needed to know, I learned....from my hairdresser :)  My hairdresser, Brittany Stanley of Beauty Boutique (check her out if you live around the Murfreesboro, TN area) is always full of inspiration.  Last time I visited her, she told me about a friend of hers, Kim, that paints canvases for children's rooms.  Her blog is called Small Words, and it is fabulous!  She inspired me to do my own version.  I don't have a steady enough hand to paint my own letters, so I decided to capitalize on my mad scrapbooking skills and stash instead. 

I used a white drawer front that I found at our local Habitat ReStore.  I used Mod Podge to cover it in scrapbook paper and used my Slice to die cut the letters.  I had some fabric remnants that I found at Old Time Pottery years ago (and have never used) that matched my friend's nursery perfectly.  So, I cut out some of the flower motif from it.  I Mod Podged it on top of the paper and then added the letters.  Another coat of Mod Podge and a coat of spray clear varnish and this is the result.



A few tips: 
1.  Spread Mod Podge on your paper and let it dry for a few minutes before adhering it to your surface.  This will keep it from bubbling and buckling. 
2.  Let your top layers of Mod Podge completely dry before adding a second layer.
3.  Mod Podge for fabrics is out now and may work better if you are using fabric pieces like I did.
4.  Sand the edges of your paper to give it a softer look.

Check out the Mod Podge Rocks blog for more tips and great Mod Podge projects.

I will definitely be making more of these.  If you would like one for your child's room or any other room in your home, please email me at jenn_seratt@hotmail.com.

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9 comments:

  1. Super cute Jenn! Great job! Don't you just love the Mod Podge Rocks blog!!

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  2. Thanks, Alicia. I love Mod Podge Rocks! I had not thought about Mod Podge for years until I came across her blog. I love how she can do anything with it. I can't wait to use it in some of my jewelry projects.

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  3. this is lovely... You did an excellent job.

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  4. Thanks, TheNormanFive. I hopped over to your blog and loved it. I'm a new follower.

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  5. What a gorgeous gift! The colors and flowers are precious. Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  6. Thanks, Stephanie. I really enjoy your blog and hope to link up every week.

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  7. It is so pretty! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

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  8. Thanks so much! I love your blog and have been a follower for a while now. Looking forward to the next linky party.

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  9. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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