To tell you the truth, it was a delightful break. With my first year teaching and all the chaos of moving, I guess I just really needed some time away from blogging. And honestly, I didn't miss it for a while. But then one day I was perusing Gilt and I saw some Christmas ornaments. My first thought was, "I could make that!" followed by, "I should probably get back to blogging!"
I'm planning on sharing with you a lot of Christmas crafts and foods, probably earlier than I should, definitely before Thanksgiving, and who knows, this might just become a Christmas blog ;) Kidding... maybe.
But before I go nuts with the Christmas, I have a little craft I made for our new house! I'd love to show you pictures of the house, but it's kind of a mess... someday soon! Anyway, I wanted to make some pieces for the kitchen and it was pretty easy (with the exception of some modge podge trial and error).
You will need:
- 8x10 inch canvas
- Decorative paper
- Modge podge
- Acrylic paint
- Fun sayings either handwritten or printed in a cute font
First things first, modge podge your paper to the canvas. Don't be skimpy with the modge podge!
After it is dry, simply paint your saying onto the covered canvas. I didn't trust myself to just do it freehand, so I printed out two pages with cute, kitchen-y phrases: "Life is short, eat dessert first" and a Julia Child quote "People who love to eat are always the best people."
After printing them, I traced very hard over them onto the canvas. This gave me just enough of an indent to follow the letters with my paint brush. I did two coats over the lettering just so it would stand out more.
Let it dry, then hang it up!
I decided to use two different prints, but I think they coordinate well! Bonus: check out the white board/message board the previous people left in the kitchen!