I love Father's Day. I am very sad that I am 1000 miles from my wonderful daddy on this special day, but thankful he knows I love him sooooo much! I think I will have to Skype with him for a little while on Sunday though. ;)
Although my daddy is far away, I am lucky to have my "Papa Joe" close. He's my other daddy (Mike's Father).
Rather than getting a tool to add to his collection, Mikey and I decided to take some time and MAKE a gift. I can sew...and crochet...but I have never been patient with piddly stuff. That's all Nae Nae. ;) Channeling my inner crafter, I decided this project looked easy enough that I could complete it and cute enough that it would make a nice gift. Who knows, he's probably going to miss that tool! ;)
What made us decide to do this? Having some pretty awesome conversation on the deck a couple years back, Papa Joe had nonchalantly said these words. Loving it, I grabbed a sheet a paper, quickly jotted it down, and then put it in my cedar chest. After, I returned to the deck to have more great conversation.
Recently, I was going through my cedar chest looking for wedding ideas for my sister. Yippy for wedding! Sorry... off topic. Anyway, as I was going through my cedar chest and I found that sheet of paper. Telling Mikey about it, we came up with this idea!
This project was about my limit for patience while doing a craft, but it was well worth my time. I would definitely recommend this to people that don't think they can do a D.I.Y. project. I will be doing this again. Pinterest has all sorts of great sayings. ;)
Satin Acrylic paint
Gloves (optional, but I wouldn't have done it without them. I am messy though.)
- Remove any matting or paper from frame
- Clean glass so it will be ready when you put your project in.
- Cut burlap. Leave quit a bit extra. You can always remove the excess.
- Get "paint trays". I just wrapped aluminum foil around small kitchen plates. It worked.
- Taking a bunch of paper, I cut squares. Then I cut circles which were large enough that it would accommodate the stencil, but small enough that you wouldn't paint any part of the other letters. I will show you in a picture what I mean.
- Wearing gloves, start stenciling. I used a little amount of paint, adding thin layers as needed. If you have too much paint on your spouncer, it seeps under the stencil.
- Between every application, I set my stencil on some laid out paper towel and carefully dabbed off the excess. I didn't want to leave paint blotches all over. That's up to you though. I was looking for a cleaner look.
Below are a few of the products I used...
I just bought the burlap at Walmart. Everything else, I found at Michaels!