Howdy! Just thought I’d show you how I took the following items…… 3 plant brackets, 3 plaques from Walmart, and 3 cup hooks…………………
and turned them into this….
I saw this pic from Destiny, @a place for us.. and was inspired to make my own for my hallway….
Okay…here we go!
I already had the plant brackets, so they were free, but you could pick some up in any garden section of your dept store.
These little wooden, oval plaques are literally just .97 each at Walmart…I bought three. I put the cup hooks on the top center of each one.
Here’s a up close shot…see, I just put it right in the middle of the top edge…..
Just make sure whatever plant bracket you get, that the plaque will hang in the space under it without touching the bracket. You don’t want it to hang crooked…
I gave my naked plaques an antiqued finish by first applying a coat of creamy colored paint, then I put dark brown just around the edges. Then I gave it one more light spray of cream just in the center. After they dried really well, I sanded them down a little and this is what I got……
I used my Cricut to cut out some vinyl words, but you could use rub on letters from your scrap booking section of a store. You can also find places all over the web that will cut words for you. Shelley, from House of Smiths, has a great selection of word wall stuff, and I’m sure she would do special order words.
Here are the words I cut
I put the vinyl lettering on both sides so you can see it either way you’re going down the hallway. I made sure to buy a plaque that was double sided too….meaning it had the finished grooved edge on both sides.
Here’s the finished product….
BEFORE signs….(and if you’d like to learn to build these doorway headers, go HERE.
So what do you think? (the office also doubles as my hubbies drum room…hence the drum décor on the door) :0)
I thought the signs gave it some extra punch, and now when we have company, I don’t have to feel like I’m playing “Let’s Make a Deal” while I’m telling them the bathroom is behind door number 4~! Ha!
Hope you all are having a wonderful week! We’ve all been sick all week long, so we’re finally feeling like we’re back in the land of the living!
OH..by the way, this project cost me just $3.00 cause I had the brackets, paint and cuphooks……..so all I was out was the three little plaques. I thought that was a lot of bang for my three bucks!
EDIT: I’ve had several people ask me what cartridge I used on my Cricut, but I actually used Sure Cuts a Lot software that was compatible with my Cricut, so I didn’t use a cartridge at all. You can Google the software, but it does take a little computer knowledge to get it up and going. One of my readers said she has researched it and the newer software from them isn’t compatible with Cricut anymore, so you might want to look for the older stuff if you’re interested in it at all.
OH..and one more thing, I put a little dab of hot glue on the plant bracket where the cup hook sits, when I hung up the sign….so it wouldn’t swing around and would be stable. :0)
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