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Monday, May 11, 2009

My project...

-So, this was about to be the longest comment in history so I decided I should just have it be an addition to the post in case anyone else wanted to know, but didnt look at the comments. Sorry if it is super boring for you.- (Actually, no I'm not. Get over it and get crafty.)

Reply to Kelli's comment:

Thanks lady!!
I will just post them here. I had orignially planned on it but I had already posted soo much, I didn't think people would want to read 4 novels, lol.

So, this is what you need:
SoBo glue (craft glue)
StyrofoamSponge/Paint Brush
Little silver pins
Scrapbook paper (Make sure you get matching ribbon)

When you are choosing the scrapbook paper and Styrofoam, it is obviously going to be personal preference but I bought 2 sheets of styrofoam. They were about 1 in. thick and 36" in length, and 12" in. wide.

Mix the SoBo glue with water. It should be 2:1. i.e. 4 tablespoons SoBo glue to 2 tablespoons of water. (Depending on how much you need)

Next cut the styrofoam sheets into 12x12 squares to match the size of the scrapbook paper.
Take each square and cover the outside edges (all 4) with ribbon. I will have to do a close up picture of this but you can pin the edges however you would like. I chose to do 6 pins on each side, just because I liked how it looked. You can barely see the pins, but it still looks cute :)

Once you have the ribbon on all of the squares you can start to glue!

Take the paintbrush/sponge and spread the glue over the entire top of the styrofoam square and place the scrapbook page on top of the glue.

Flip the entire square upside down an place something heavy on it.
**This is one of the things I should have done better. When I put something heavy on it, I didnt make sure that it covered the ENTIRE square...So, the edges didnt glue down all the way. (It's hard to find 4 big, heavy things, lol)**

Let it COMPLETELY dry before removing the heavy thing or else the glue will show through on some parts and it will be wrinkly. (Another mistake I made. I let it dry overnight and they were still a little wet but, because my house was a mess cuz I used random household items as my heavy things and I had the four squares laying out in the living room and I was slightly anxious to see what it looked like up on the wall, I gave in and hung them up.)

Then once they are all dry, you are good to go :) They are so, so, easy to hang up to because it is styrofoam! You just put the nails halfway in the wall and push the square onto them!
Have fun with it!

Original post follows:

This post is for Kelli :)

I attempted something this weekend that I am going to post a few pictures of. I am not 100% happy with the result so I am going to try it again in a few weeks because now I know what to do differently, but here is what I worked on this weekend.

Some wall art!
The lighting sucks and the picture is from my phone so the quality is not the best, but it is a super easy and very cheap project that I look forward to perfecting :)


kel said...

I LOVE THEM! You are going to have to email me instructions tip and tricks so I can copy you! I love how stinkin cute your house is!

Trav and Jessica said...

I updated the post with the instructions :)

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