Did you hear?!?! It’s TIME! Yes, time again for The (unofficial) Pinterest Challenge! You can check out the last challenge we participated in here. This winter edition of the Pinterest Challenge is hosted again by Young House Love and their friendly guest hosts. You can get all the details here at YHL, or at Bower Power, The Remodeled Life, and of course at Decor and the Dog! as well as check out other Pinterest inspired projects and even participate yourself! Enough of the logistics – let’s get our pin on.
So awhile back, well – 41 weeks if you want to be exact (per Pinterest), I pinned this project idea. Simple, personal, and a wee bit chic. Just up my alley. But until now I am embarrassed to say I forgot about it, so I blew the dust off and set out to the craft store with my new/41 week old pinspiration. You check out the original pin here.
Ok, so when you go to the craft store do you walk right in, get what you need and walk out? Bahahaha, me neither. I am like the cutest kid you have ever seen in the most fantastic candy store ever. Seriously. Ever. On my most recent trip I was pulled in to the scrapbook paper aisle and found some awesome paper that along with the pin above inspired the Marvelous Mod Podge Memo Board below. Isn’t she pretttttttty?
At our house we have been doing a lot of talking about what it means to be thankful and what we are thankful for. Lately we have been talking about it specifically when we sit down for dinner, so imagine the light bulbs going off in my head when I found this little vinyl sticker. I had already found the glass panel and I thought it would be the perfect addition.
After getting everything together I started by cutting the scrapbook paper in to strips. I loved the slightly distressed look of this black frame so I did cut the paper a little smaller than the actual width so it would show through.
Then you guessed it – mooo0000d podge, mo000000d podge – come on sing it, imagine the Dora Backpack song. Maaaaybe too much Dora? Yes I think so.
I left the entire project dry overnight. Look at the nice sheen, I think that is what I love most about Mod Podge projects! Anyway, I simply took a pencil and poked through the dried paper to the pre drilled holes.
After stringing the ribbon through to hang the sign I set to work lining up the vinyl wording. This vinyl transfers are amazingly easy to use, just make sure to know exactly where you want them because once you place them there is no going back.
After pulling off the top layer I had this little gem all done. I must say I was pretty proud of myself. I wiped out my command hooks and hung it on the side of my pantry in the kitchen. It is in close proximity to the dinner table so we can remember to keep the discussions about thankfulness going – even after the fascination fades from our 3 year old’s mind.
Maybe you are wondering what a 3-year-old is thankful for? Well, Miss Addy told me this very night that she was thankful for green beans. She loves them because they are green and delicious. I don’t think you need much more explanation than that!
So there you have it, our second installment of the (unofficial) Pinterest Challenge. If you were wondering, this project cost around $20.00 to complete – pretty good deal!
We would love to see your Pinterest inspired projects, either link them below or head over to YHL and show them off, make sure to let them know we sent you!