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Crafty Cray Cray!

My crafting has been on a roll lately. I was very surprised all the projects that I’ve completed in the last month and today I get to share two awesome projects that I made for a sweet friend’s birthday.

I love sewing. Shocking, I know! I have been making it my prime purpose to give everyone that I know thoughtful handmade gifts, when I have the chance. With school and work, I usually don’t have the opportunity. Would you believe me when I tell you that I not only did a sewing project, but I glitterized?!?!

I DID! I really did!

First off, let me give you a little backstory. This person is a co-worker and has the biggest heart ever. I think she forgets how amazing she is a lot of the time and doesn’t truly know just how much she means to all the lives she impacts. We aren’t as close as we use to be and that’s cool, because life happens. I am just lucky to have her in my life. She always seems to have the right words to lift me up. She means a lot and we’ll leave it there…

I wanted to make her something very special that translates to the transition that we are all facing right now. I started off with something to give her a little faith…

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

The quote from MLK Jr. just sits perfectly with the entire atmosphere of the transitions we are going through right now.

I am addicted to the bunting flag banners and decided to go ahead and make her one. How perfect did that turn out?!? It was very hard to part with.

IMG_6119The second part of the project, you get a fake DIY. I didn’t take pictures as I did it, but it’s pretty self-explanatory that I decided I would just type it out for y’all.

What’ll you’ll need:

  • Wood Plaque from Hobby Lobby $2.99
  • Mod Podge EXTRA GLITTTER
  • Krylon Spray Paint
  • Foam or Paint Brush
  • Photo Paper
  • Image of your choice (I used a free printable from take heart blog)
  • Ribbon
  • Staple Gun
  • Scissors
  1. Spray paint the wooden plaque your color of choice. For all you literal people, spray paint one side and let it dry. THEN spray paint the other side.
  2. After the paint is dried, measure your printable to your plaque for cutting purposes. Cut to fit on your wooden plaque.
  3. Once printable is cut, I just put Mod Podge all over the top. I plastered the hell out of the printable with the paintbrush and Mod Podge until it glittered like a unicorn threw up on it. Let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  4. After it was dry enough to move, I took a piece of ribbon and stapled it to the back.

And ended up with this!

IMG_6112Looking pretty freaking spiffy, eh?!?

All in all, I am very happy with this project. Actually any project that involves glitter makes me happy. I’m hoping I can get to my quilt this weekend and a few other small projects I have lined up.

Happy crafting peeps!

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11 Comments

  • Reply Heather Harmon (@heatherharmon_)

    Both crafts are amazeballs. Your craftiness is always inspiring Sevi!

    July 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you Heather! I’m slowly but surely branching out again from behind my sewing machine.

      July 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Lea

    both of these are very cute!! good job!

    July 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you Lea – luckily the recipient of both presents loved them just as much.

      July 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Sheri

    Those are nice! I really want to try something like this.

    July 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      They are both super easy projects. If you ever have any questions on tackling them, please feel free to ask.

      July 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck

    Oh, love both of your crafts!!!

    July 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you Taylor!

      July 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Trista

    They turned out great! Especially love the flag bunting 🙂

    July 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Working on some crafting ideas for the next exchange and perfecting ones from the previous exchange.

      July 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm
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