Whew – what a weekend! I am exhausted!! I wanted to hop on the computer several times while the family was here but I was either cooking, talking, catching up or shopping. So my apologies for not getting to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving on the day proper! I hope everyone had a great time with family and friends. And I know I have a ton of you who left comments last week that I need to stop by and see! I am on my way!!
Now that we are officially past Thanksgiving – I am going to start posting some Holiday ideas and crafts. I just can’t bring myself to do it until after the turkey has been served. I drug out all my Christmas decor this weekend and have most of it up! I also worked on some holiday crafts – one of which I would like to share with you today! If your like me, you like to flip through your favorite decorating catalogs to get ideas or drool over the things that are perfect but soooo expensive. One of my favorites to do this with is Pottery Barn. So this year – when I got my first catalog – I was flipping through and saw this beauty.
Now – their version was made from metal and cost $149. It is no longer available for purchase – so they must have sold out. Even at that price. I took one look at this and thought – I can do that! And I did. For $8. Here is how!
For starters – I picked up some chip board letters from Hobby Lobby for $1.99 a piece. I laid them out in the design that I wanted.
Next I flipped them over and used some old scrap pieces of thin wood to glue the letters together at the places where they met.
Once that was dried and felt secure – I flipped it back over. Originally, my plan was to spray paint it ORB but it was too cold today to do that. So instead I pulled out my bottle of Raw Umber acrylic paint. Gave it the perfect finish.
So here it is up on my faux mantel! I love how it turned out! Just as beautiful as the catalog version and at 95% off the cost!
Don’t you just love it? Here is another close up!
I will show you the rest of my holiday mantel tomorrow! Hope your excited to see it!
What about you? Planning any catalog knockoffs this season? Think you might try this one out? I wanna know!
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And I am linking this up for the CSI Projects Painted Christmas Challenge!