I’ve decided to be crafty of late and made this gift for my sister and sister-in-law for Christmas. It’s easy, inexpensive and actually something they can use. I got the original idea from my daughter-in-law, (who gave me something similar for my birthday) who got her original idea from good old Pinterest.
I purchased this block of wood from Hobby Lobby on sale half price. You can actually just use wood from Home Depot or Lowes without a finished edge, too, but I like this look. (And, I was already at Hobby Lobby and it saved me a trip to another store.)
I had this Martha Stewart Bronze Metallic paint on hand from a previous project you can check out here. (I got this from Home Depot.)
I painted it the brownish bronze color.
Then got out my other Martha Stewart Living Pearl paint I had on hand…..
And ever so lightly dry-brushed on top.
I purchased this metal Fleur di lis from Hobby Lobby on sale half price, too, when I got the boards.
I lightly dry-brushed on the cream here, too, to highlight the detail.
When the plaque was dry I did the back.
And, lastly I screwed a screw right into the board so the fleur di lis could hang on it. It’s a little heavy and I didn’t have the correct glue. And this works just fine. Then I glued on this tiny little clothespin. (They come in bags of multiples at Hobby Lobby.)
It can be used to display pictures…..
Or, it can be used for recipes, notes or anything else you might need.
This is the one I made for my sister on display in her kitchen.
Ta-da!!!!! Easy, inexpensive and cute. Gotta love it!