I’ve got another quick DIY for you today. You might remember me talking in February about Garlands and good causes, but this time our exchanges was letters and numbers. It couldn’t have come at a better time, since we are moving out soon I’ve been stocking up on new (inexpensive) home decor. So I can’t wait to get mine in the mail! I’ve been talking through email and Instagram to my exchange partner and she is so sweet. I’m really excited for her to get my little care package. The way I did this was so easy I thought it would be a perfect project for my Whip it up Wednesday.
Ingredients are: any type of wood letter, (2) different colors of spray paint (one for the bottom coat that peeks through and another for the top coat), and then Vaseline. That’s it!First thing you’ll do, spray paint the bottom coat. For this coat you don’t have to get every inch of it, but you don’t want to cover it pretty good. After that dries, you will rub Vaseline on it. You’ll basically rub it anywhere that it might have “aged” if it were as old as you are trying to make it look. Next you will spray it with the top color and let that dry really good. Keep it in a place where it won’t get touched or rubbed. (which is practically nowhere with a two year old!)Once it is all dry, all you do is take a paper towel or rag and rub all over. The paint will wipe right off in all of the areas you applied the Vaseline. I’ve painted a few things like this now and always love how it turned out.Here is my letter and number that I sent out, I hope she loves it as much as I do!Have a great Wednesday! If you have a tutorial that is easy to whip up, please leave the link in the comments below! I’d love to follow along.
It has been waaay too long since I have posted a DIY! One of my 32 goals that I set this past birthday was to start a new blog series that allows me to be creative. Since I have been saying no to other people and yes to myself I wanted to take this time and try and craft more often. Be creative more often, especially since I love it so much. Again like my Fridays are my Favorite series, it won’t be every week but just as often as I am able to. Hope you enjoy!
First up, this modern spin on your typical alphabet magnets. Ohhh I almost forgot, most of the DIY’s I do are quick, easy and fun. So that’s why I chose to call it Whip it Up Wednesday, it will most likely always be something you can whip up in a couple of hours. I feel better now that that’s explained. Okay moving on.
Oh wait I can’t move on yet.. I have to tell you after I did this little project, I’m not really sure about it.. I mean I love how they turned out but when I think about what they are for.. little kids.. and what do kids do with everything? Put it in their mouths! These little magnets are pretty small and shouldn’t be near their mouths anyway but we’re all smart enough to know that it will happen once or twice. I just barely showed G these and he picked it up and tried taking a bite! So I am going to go ahead and put it out there that unless you can find something (kid friendly) to seal these, I would just use them for decoration. Because they are definitely cute, but not exactly kid-approved! Alright now we can move on.
The supplies you need are: Magnetic alphabet letters, a primer and a bright metal spray paint. ($9 total)The first thing you’ll do is spray the primer on your letters. It took me a few coats to cover up the fluorescent below. And lastly, (yes only two steps!) you spray the bright metal over the primer and there you have it.I think they turned out really cute and they would be cute just spelling out someone’s name, or maybe even older kids to practice their letters. But not the itty bitty ones. I just love this metallic paint! I see a lot of pretty shiny silver things in my future.Almost half way through the week, that’s the good thing about Wednesdays.. They really do get you over that hump of a week, and we have dinner plans with some special peeps so that makes my Wednesday even better. Have a wonderful day!! xoxo j.