Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Fall Craft Finally Finished

A while back, in September I think, I was recruited to make a sign for a friend that said "Peace, Love and Candy Corn" for her house. And I started it in October, knowing I wouldn't get it to her in time for Halloween but at least thought I'd get it to her by November. Well, life happened and I never finished. But this weekend, I FINALLY finished it. So now she'll have it for next Halloween and Thanksgiving. 

So here's the process.

I bought an old cabinet door at a flea market (Canton) for $1.

I spray painted it white.

Then using a bright orange and yellow, made it look like candy corn.

Then I cut out the words using my Cricut and black vinyl.

I decided to use the other side for  generic Fall decor. So I left it the color of the cabinet door alone and cut my vinyl letters out using my Cricut. I didn't have a peace sign on any of my Cricut cartridges so I had to have my friend Dina, who has a Silhouette cut one for me (it's going in the blank space beneath Peace).

As you can see below, I spray painted it a burnt orange color and peeled the vinyl off. I had my husband drill 2 holes for me.

Using a really thick gauge jewelry wire that I had on hand, I ran some wire through the hole, added a bead and twisted the wire using my jewelry tools (pliers).

Then I strung some fun chunky beads on the wire.

I ran the other end of the wire through the other hole, added a bead and twisted it as well.

Can't wait to give it to her!

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Anonymous said...

This is brains on the ceiling unbelievable. A cabinet door?! Erin, I am just floored. And it's double sided AND I like signs that incorporate "y'all." You nailed it big time, sister. Cannot thank you enough. I am touched by the work you put into it. Thank you!!!!

Sarah Evans said...

What a lovely gift idea! I am loving the two sided feature too :)

Thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Katherines Corner said...

how clever! What a wonderful way to repurpose the cabinet door. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

Katie @ Horrific Knits said...

It's adorable!

Thanks so much for linking up with Inspired Weekends! Please stop by Horrific Knits on Friday for the next round!

Emily Thompson said...

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