So I’ve been spending
way too much time some quality time reading DIY blogs and poking around on Pinterest that I thought I should join this DIY blogging party that seems to be going on. So here I go!
With an attempt to be resourceful this Christmas I have decided to get creative with stuff I already have. When I came upon this at craft idea at Pintererst I thought to myself, “I can totally make that!…hmm, now what can I use?” I began pulling apart craft bins and going through my art supplies, and came up with a plan.
Here’s what I pulled out:
- 1 large piece of sturdy cardboard (not that corrugated stuff)
- scrap-booking cutting board
- scrap-booking glue tape
- scrap-booking exact o knife
- craft paint (I used red, black, and ivory)
- printout of your text on card stock paper
- wired ribbon
- twist ties
- 2 paintbrushes
- hot glue gun
- hanging hook (I used a small “Command” hook)
- a bunch of clothes pins
Cut your cardboard to the size you want and paint it. I painted my red with a drop of black to give it a textured look (don’t mix completely). I had to paint a few coats so I made sure the black streaks showed up on the top coat, and not necessarily the bottom coats.
Print and cut your text from the card stock paper. I used white paper with a grayed outline of the text for easy cutting. Make sure you have a firm protected surface for cutting. I used another piece of the cardboard.
Paint text. I used the same piece of cardboard that I used for the cutting. Make sure your letters don’t dry and stick to the cardboard. I pained in one spot and then moved them to dry.
Glue text to painted board. I used scrap-booking glue tape, but you could use whatever works for you. I was actually hoping to use spray glue, but I didn’t have any.
Tie your ribbon.
- Make 4 loops holding firmly in the center (Loop 1 on left, Loop 1 on right, twist and repeat).
- Tie the center together tightly using a twist tie.
- Using the long end of the ribbon loop it back over to make center of bow. This will hide your twist tie.
- Turn bow around in your hand, and twist ribbon tail 360 degrees. Pinch tightly.
- Secure with another twist tie.
- You will need to cut another piece of ribbon and secure it on separately.