Here we are on Sunday morning at 5:30 am. Last night I went to sleep with high hopes of sleeping in (until 8:00). Alas, I woke up at 4:30 am and after staring at the ceiling for an hour, I just got up. Apparently, this is my biggest pregnancy symptom. Insomnia. Ugh. However, Insomnia = more time for blogging.
I thought I would use this chance, when no one is demanding anything from me, to share a diy project I did recently. Total cost for this project was less than $1.00, definitely budget friendly and easy on the eyes too .
I started with scrapbooking paper which you can find at Michaels or Walmart. There are so many different patterns and colors to choose from, and since the papers are SO inexpensive you can pick up a couple different options. I grabbed a plain ol’ wooden cutting board from the kitchen.
I wanted to do our family monogram (Stanley), so I printed out an “S” on my printer. Easy Peasy. You can choose whatever font you like, just watch out for really skinny little areas because those can be tough to cut out. I centered the printed out letter on the scrap booking paper- and then it was time to cut.
I used a fancy schmancy exacto knife. Sike. I used a old box cutter because that is the way I roll. No fancy schmancy here. I traced around the letter with moderate pressure.
In the end, I was left with this (paper is flipped over and you are looking at the back). I traced around again with the box cutter to finish it up.
And BAM! A perfect “S” cut out of the scrap booking paper.
I used a plain piece of white scrap booking paper to fit behind the green piece to make the “S” stand out. Then, I put it in a frame that I had laying around. Originally, the frame was from Kirkland’s and had a more traditional little picture in it. I popped that bad boy out and put this in. More modern. More me.
I decided to put it above the buffet in our dining room next to the picture of Bagger. My little piggy. I have another matching frame below it and I have to figure out what I am going to do with it.
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