DIY: Picture/Recipe Plaque

 

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.

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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.)

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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.)

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I painted it the brownish bronze color.

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Then got out my other Martha Stewart Living Pearl paint I had on hand…..

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And ever so lightly dry-brushed on top.

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I purchased this metal Fleur di lis from Hobby Lobby on sale half price, too, when I got the boards.

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I lightly dry-brushed on the cream here, too, to highlight the detail.

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When the plaque was dry I did the back.

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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.)

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It can be used to display pictures…..

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Or, it can be used for recipes, notes or anything else you might need.

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This is the one I made for my sister on display in her kitchen.

Ta-da!!!!!  Easy, inexpensive and cute.  Gotta love it!

Happy Decorating!!!!

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