Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fathers Day Gift!


I actually had a really hard time trying to figure out what to get or make my Gpa for Fathers day!  What do you get for the man who has everything?  Well after wandering around Hobby Lobby for an hour I came up with something that didn't require me to spend any money!  (my husband was super happy to walk out with me only spending $1 for a doll stand which is for something completely different)



Anyways I made this sign for him which is a nick name and kind of an inside joke!  The board is 14x4 inches.  All I did was spray paint it a chocolate brown, stencil on the letters and then do a crackle finish with an antiquing medium to make the cracks stand out!

It was super cheap too since the board itself was from my stash (there were a bunch at goodwill for only $1 a piece so I grabbed a stack) plus I picked the paint from my stash on hand as well as the crackle medium!  This is why I like to stock up on craft things when they are cheap and I have coupons!  I only stalk up on paints that are colors I will use over and over again.  No need to buy a ton of purple paint or fake daisies if you will only ever want to use it for one project!  Neutral or versatile items are goods bets though.




2 comments:

  1. Tanya @ Greetings From the AsylumJune 15, 2011 12:42 PM

    Cute, and it is so much more meaningful because it is sort of an inside joke! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. D+BJune 17, 2011 8:52 PM

    Love your blog!! Its so cute!!! I am your newest follower!!! i would love to feature you on my blog. so let me know!! :) So if you would like to go and check out my blog and follow me too! That would make my day!!! :) I am so excited to start blogging and share my ideas on food, crafts, and mineral make-up. I will also be doing giveaways on stuff, like mineral make-up. So look out for it!
    Thanks!
    -Brooke
    For-the-luv-of.blogspot.com

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