6/21/11

Guest Post: Personalized Child's Art Display from The Scrap Shoppe

Hi everyone! My name is Michele, and I create over at The Scrap Shoppe.
I use my blog to share interesting craft techniques, craft projects that catch my eye, and give you some fun freebies that you can download and use in your own crafting. And I also share a creation of my own each week which often includes a full tutorial so you can try it yourself.

I'm so happy to be guest posting at Sunny Tuesday! Jessica was kind enough to guest post for me during my bloggy maternity leave, and nothing pleases me more than to be able to return the favor for her so she can spend time with her precious new little one.


Today I want to share with you a fun way to showcase your child's artwork and make it personal to them at the same time!

I started my project by taking two wooden knobs and spray painting them black. I wanted to decorate the knobs so I used my Silhoutte to cut out a chevron pattern on white vinyl.

I used a circle cutter to round the corners of the chevron then applied them to the knobs.

To personalize the art display, I printed out "GAVIN'S ART" on black vinyl and put the negative image on black ribbon (don't forget the little inside pieces of the A's and R!). I wanted to be sure there wouldn't be any bleeding under the vinyl stencil so I pressed the vinyl down thoroughly.

(I'm definitely saving the lettering I didn't use for a future project. Bonus!)

I used white acrylic paint for my letters so it would really pop on the ribbon. And to further minimize any of the paint bleeding under the stencil, I dabbed the paint directly on top of the vinyl. No brushing!

Have you seen the new 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips? I think they are the best.idea.EVER!
I decided to use them to hang my knobs on the wall by trimming them down to size so they will fit on the back of the knob. Obviously I'm not using them as they were meant to be used, but now I don't have to put a hole in my knobs to hang them!

I tied each end of the ribbon to a knob. This way I can place the knobs on the wall in precisely the correct place to stretch my ribbon out fully. That's the anal in me... ;)

Perfecto!
Now I just need something to use to hang my son's art!

I grabbed some clothespins, Mod Podge, and scrapbook paper. 

Now I'm ready to hang some art! And my toddler loves it in his room!


Thanks for having me over, Jessica!

6 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Cute idea. Sure wish my kids would draw. I have boys who are 12 and 15 and they don't care a thing about drawing anymore. :( Best wishes to all, Tammy

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Thanks for having me over, Jessica!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

I adore Michele and all the fun things she creates! I'm so happy she introduced me to you!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is sooo great! Michele is so creative - I love all the little details she puts into everything!

Darlene said...

Looks so fun to make.

Shannon said...

This is so cute! But still perfect for a boy. What a great idea.

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