Memory Lane: BLESSED Sign

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Life is crazy busy with school starting back & all I want to do when I get home is sit. So I thought I would share a few of my favorite projects from the good old days :o) this week! Enjoy this trip down memory lane.
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This sign still hangs over the bed in our master bedroom. I think this is one of my favorites because it’s one of my first big DIY projects where I saw something I wanted, but didn’t want to spend the money. So I did it myself. That is after all the definition of DIY, right?

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Years ago I saw an amazing BLESSED sign in a local store in Auburn, Alabama.

I wish I had a picture…

I’ve been dying to try my hand at replicating it ever since.
When we moved in our house, I found a home for this piece of art, now all I needed was the art.

So, with III out of town this past weekend, I knew the perfect project!

Supplies:

Wooden Board
Paint
Patterned Paper
Cardboard
Spray Adhesive
Grapevine Wire
Hot Glue Gun

Directions:

First, Wipe down the board to clean off any residue. I had found the perfect piece in my parent’s garage. Finders Keepers. Paint the board a color of your choice. I used some paint in the closet as the base coat.

If you would like brush in a little brown (or darker color) to add some depth to the board.

While the board is drying, it’s time to begin on the letter squares. Start by using some cardboard (maybe an old box). Use a ruler to measure & cut 4×6 rectangles, two for each letter of the word BLESSED (or however many you need for your word).

Use the spray adhesive to attach each pair together.

As the adhesive does it’s work, cut out 5×7 rectangles from your patterned paper. The 5×7 size will give you room to wrap the paper around the sides. Since BLESSED has a odd number of letters, I did two cuts for each piece & then cut the last pattern for the center letter.

Pull, out the adhesive again. Now, attach the forms to the center of each piece of paper. Let dry.

Before you glue down the sides, you need to cut a diagonal slit from each of the paper corner to the cardboard corner.

Spread the hot glue on each edge and glue down the sides.

Then fold down the corners & glues as well.


Voila.

Using grapevine wire,
shape each of the letters in a a way of your choosing, & glue down one at a time.



Now, it’s time to center them on the board & attach using the trusty hot glue gun again!
And there you have it, now all that is left it to hang it on the wall & dazzle everyone around.

Mine is currently in limbo awaiting the arrival of III to find it’s permanent home.
Update…it’s On the Wall…Check it out!


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