i made a little something to spruce up my wall space for
...and it all started with inspiration from here.
and one of these desk writing thingies.
i'm sure they have a name.
i just don't know what it is...hence, writing thingy.
i found it at the thrift store for 50 cents.
i first started by tearing off the hideous fabric sides.
then i made up with my printer and printed all sorts of words that
described all things valentines day.
i used multiple sizes and fonts.
i just played around with fonts til i found ones i liked.
i then cut the words out in strips.
glue each word down with mod podge and a foam brush.
if your out, go steal your neighbors brand new jar.
i started with the biggest words first and then started placing them
randomly til i liked it.
i used my pampered chef scraper to smooth out any air bubbles.
i left enough of the white paper on the words that were up against
the edges and wrapped the extra around to make them look clean.
i just kept adding words until the whole thing was covered.
when i had the entire board covered. i gave it a smooth coat of mod podge on top to seal it all.
then just let it dry.
i will say it is a little time consuming...and messy.
but totally worth it i think.
you could totally customize it for any theme too.
i think i may cover the back side of this one with a different theme.
maybe one i could have up all year long.
i think i will give my printer a rest for a while and start that one next month.