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Hi! Happy Summer! It’s me, Kathleen, from Fearlessly Creative Mammas here to share a secret with you. Here it is, I’m a sucker for cute little signs and plaques. I have a few around my house. I’ve made a few, bought a few and a few have been gifts. When I saw this paper at Wood Creations, I knew I had a make a We Go Together Plaque for our family room! It just perfectly describes my sweet hubby and I. I’m sure it describes lots of you too, so make one for yourself!!
The paper is a regular sheet of square scrapbook paper, divided into 4 different rectangles. This one measures 5 inches by 7 inches. I used a piece of wood, also measuring 5 inches by 7 inches and the spindle to decorate the top. All of these were purchased at Wood Creations.
I decided to paint the wood piece black and the spindle silver. I made this before we moved into our house and wasn’t sure what colors I would be painting the room, so I went with something neutral. I painted the back, sides and a little bit of the edges of the front.
The spindle I painted a metallic silver. I seriously love that paint color. Be sure to protect your work surface so you aren’t cleaning up paint forever.
I used Mod Podge to attach my paper to the wood piece. Be sure to spread a very liberal amount of it on your wood piece, as shown in the picture below. If you don’t put enough, your paper won’t stick well. Place the paper on the wood straight and press it down with your fingers.
Next, smooth it out. I use a Mod Podge roller to get all of the air bubbles and make sure it sticks. If you are careful and don’t get any on the front of the paper, you can stack some books on the wood to help it stick. Wait about an hour to make sure it dries completely and then spread a coat of Mod Podge over the top of the paper, being sure to get the edges well.
After the Mod Podge is dry, spray both pieces completely with an acrylic sealer. After it dries, you are ready for the finishing touches. Drill a whole in the top of your wood and place your painted spindle in the top. That’s it. So simple.
You can display it wherever you like. It doesn’t take up a lot of room, so it will be easy to show off. I love mine. I love the sentiment. It’s also a great reminder when I’m picking up his socks off the floor. Hee hee. I hope you love it! Come on over and see us at Fearlessly Creative Mammas. We’d love for you to visit!
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