Tuesday, May 1, 2012

DIY sign with leftover trim


Tawk of the day -- You are fearfully and wonderfully made -- Psalm 139:14


**DIY baseboard/trim signs currently in my shop:
**"Where you go I will go.  Where you stay I will stay.  Ruth 1:16"**
$40.00 & $15 S+H.


*** I will be creating some more of the "You are fearfully & wonderfully made" signs this weekend (10-6-13) 
Keep Checking in my shop!! ***
Thankyou!!



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We were outside cleaning up sunday while the sun was out ;)
Now that I'm a total DIYer when it comes to decorating, my mind never stops.
I came across a bucket of extra trim we had in the garage..

HMMM.. What could I possibly do with all this trim? I was grasping for ideas when it hit me..






Here is my sign made from our stash of leftover Trim,

Want to learn how::::Read the following steps::::

1.) So I started painting each individual piece of trim. (I had 5)
A pale yellow, bright aqua, and 3 other neutral colors..
After just one coat, I let them dry for about a half hour.

2.) Then I sanded them down a bit with some sand paper I had (any ordinary stuff will work)

3.) Get out your cricut machine! ... Decide what you would like your sign to say..
Cut out the saying..

4.) With JUST the background of the saying, stick it where you'd like your saying to be. (Instead of wasting a load of money on wall decal paper, I used contact paper.. found at TJMAXX for 5$ for 150 feet!)  Contact paper is perfect.. it sticks well enough to not let paint run

5.)  After you get your saying on, where the rest of baseboard is peaking through, tape it all up with extra contact paper, or painters tape or any tape so that JUST the letters are showing!

6.)  Take out side and with black spray paint, spray all your letters.. I only did one coat of spray paint..

7.)  After you give that a half hour to dry, gently peal off the tape and contact paper.
(If you pull hard, the tape will take some of the letter's paint with it)  The tape will take off more of the trim's paint itself, but don't worry it only adds more character!!!

8.)  Now set the pieces of trim out on the carpet..  It's time for hot glue.
First, I hot glued my 'fearfully and wonderfully' trim boards together because the letters ran together on both pieces and I didn't wanna lose that for when i flip them all over and glue them together.

9.) Flip them all over and place them how you'd like to see them on your wall.. Glue the creases of the boards together (only from the back.. you don't want a mess on the front!)

10.)  Hammer in a little bracket so you can hang your masterpiece!!!

11.)  Now take 2 paint stirrers.. or rulers.. and hot glue them vertically so they are on top of ALL the trim pieces.. one on one side and one on the other (picture will be below)

12.) Let the glue dry and that's it!! Very easy I must say so myself :)

I'm super pleased at how it turned out! More pictures are below ,









Thanks, hope you liked it!
Jordann- J House Tawk (.blogspot.com)

59 comments:

  1. That perfect! We will be having some left overs probably pretty soon, we are redoing our living room and hopefully be putting that up this weekend! I'm going to keep your cute sign in mind! Love it, great job!! :) hope you have a great Tuesday! xo Holly

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  2. What a great way to use up trim! Such a meaningful project that makes such an impact.

    Visiting from A Diamond in the Stuff!

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  3. Love your version...and the verse you chose! I'm thinking something like this would be cute in my little girl's room :) Thanks! Laurel

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  4. This is super cute. I would love if you shared this on my link party.

    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/hope-everyone-had-great-weekend.html

    Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

    ~Taylor
    www.kampenlane.com

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  5. This turned out so cute! Thanks for linking up at Craft and Tell!

    I am a judge for the "One Crafty Contest" I'd love to see you enter : ) Stop by and check it out!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/one-crafty-contest-enter-here.html

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  6. WOW! I totally love this! So glad you linked up and entered One Crafty Contest; good luck!

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  7. This is awesome!!! I found you at the One Crafty Contest...I love this for my kid's room, I can't wait to copycat you! Thanks for sharing:) I'm a new follower! Please stop by my blog if you have a moment: http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/

    Barbara @ Chase the Star

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  8. Such a cute idea! I love it! I am visiting form the One Artsy Mama Craft Contest and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am a new follower! I hope you will stop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same.

    Robin

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  9. I LOVE it!! Tried to pin it, but my Pinterest doesn't seem to be working! :( I'll have to remember this in my head, you did a beautiful job!!

    Leanne @ www.becauseithinkican.com

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  10. Love this! You did a great job! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party and whatever else! I am your newest GFC follower...would love to have you take a peak at my place too!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-12.html

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  11. Can you just start selling these? :) Hopefully one day I will have time and space to make this! Awesome work and Awesome Word!

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    1. Godsgirl, I have this listed in my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk
      Just thought I'd let ya know !

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  12. I never really thought about it! :) But thankyou!! Maybe one day I'll open an Etsy account :)

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  13. Very cute and clever... one day I will try to paint like that. Until then!

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  14. This is amazing! I am attempting to make one for my friends graduation present, do you happen to know the fonts you used for this?

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  15. I would seriously buy this!!! How much would it cost me for you to make these?! I would be a definite customer! So for real, how much?!

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    1. :) -- This makes me smile! I have never really thought about making these and selling them, NOT going against this option though ;) It's possible I will KEEP YOU in mind! Let me ponder on the thought of opening up an Etsy shop k?
      Jordann @ JHouseTawk.blogspot.com
      [JordnnNchl22@aol.com]

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    2. Anon, I just listed this in my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk..
      Just thought I'd let ya know :)

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  16. If you sold these on etsy I would buy one.

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    1. Thanks, Kale and Jen :) A lot of people have been telling me that lol--Maybe it's a sign to open up shop, hmmm... :)
      Have a great day!

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  17. Did you put the contact paper in the cricut? I am not sure how you got the letters to reverse and paint them

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    1. Yes I did.. I threw away the letters themselves, and used the remaining .. It's hard to explain it in words lol.. so the background i guess.. U understand?

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  18. great idea, love it. I was wondering how well the hot glue held? I thought about short screws or nails might hold a little better.

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    1. Yes they probably would work better, but the husby wasn't around to help with that part beings I don't know how to do that (lol) .. BUT.. My sign is STILL HOLDING UP great with just the HOT GLUE! It's still kicking up there on the wall.. :)

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  19. Found this on pinterest. Is this something that you would consider making again to sell?

    thisbeautifullifeblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Brittany,
      I just listed this onto my Etsy Shop.. WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/JHOUSETAWK
      Just thought I'd let you know :) Thankyou!

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  20. Would you be willing to make another one? I'm interested for my hallway. I love it! :) jenny.dee.grothe@gmail.com. xoxoxo

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    1. JEN,
      Hi I just listed this in my Etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk
      Just thought I'd let you know! THanks!!

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  21. This is amazing, and so simple! I want to make this for our soon-to-arrive son's room.

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  22. I absolutely LOVE this:) Great job! It's been pinned to a board of mine so I am sure I'll be attempting it soon! And the blog is fantastic, you have a new follower!

    Roni @ HomePayge blog

    www.thehomepayge.com

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  23. I would like to purchase one to hang in my salon, in Florida

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    1. Hi A couple Gals Salon:
      I just listed this in my etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk..
      Just thought I'd let you know! Thanks!!

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  24. I Agree... I would absolutely buy one of these! I am not too crafty, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE This!

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    1. Christine,
      I just listed this in my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk
      Just thought I'd let you know! :) Thanks!!

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  25. I'm not a very crafty person but I love decorating! I would really love to try this but what is cricut machine? and share did you get the fonts for the letters? please help!

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  26. I would love to buy this!!! I hope you open an etsy shop! :)

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    1. Heaven,
      I just listed this item in my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk
      Just thought I'd let you know!! :) THANKS!!

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  27. I don't have a cricket. Is there another easy way of making letters for the boards??

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    1. Megan Caudle,
      I just listed this item in my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk
      Just thought I'd let you know! Thanks!!

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  29. I would love to buy one! Are you selling them?

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    1. Krista
      I just listed this item in my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk
      Just thought I'd let you know! Thanks!!
      Jordann

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  30. I would love to buy one with the same scripture on it! Please send me the details! Thank you!

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    1. Kristin,
      I just listed this item in my etsy shop! .. WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/JHOUSETAWK
      just thought i'd let you know! :) THANKS!!

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  31. Are you still selling these? Iam having a baby girl in less than a month with Down Syndrome and this verse has blanketed my entire pregnancy and I would LOVE to buy a sign like this one from you! Please let me know if that's an option!

    Thank you!

    Michele

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    1. Hi Michele! Yes I am still selling these! :) I'm just waiting on a couple things.. Still jot sure what I will charge for then but I am selling this exact sign first so if you would like it let me know!! Thanks:)
      Jordann

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    2. Michele Wymer,
      I just listed this item in my etsy shop! www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk
      Just thought I'd let you know! Thanks!!

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  32. I'm totally interested in buying one. Let me know how much and when they will be available! Thanks so much! Emyoung1016@gmail.com

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    1. Anon,
      I just listed this item in my etsy shop! www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk
      Just thought I'd let you know! Thanks!!

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  33. If you are selling these would you please contact me to let me know? I would love this for my daughter's room!

    Thank you so much!
    mgpriddy@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Michaela!,
      I just listed this item in my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/JHouseTawk
      Just thought I'd let you know!! THANKS!!

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  34. Are you making more of these in the near future? I would love one for my tutoring/craft room for all of the students to see every time they have a session. God Bless!

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  35. I would love to have this sign in the exact same colors. Please let me know if you will make me one and how much.

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  36. I love your blog! Check out mine please and if you could follow it please.

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  37. Love these signs! Could you share the font types for the Fearfully and Wonderfully made sign?

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    1. Hi Kasie!..
      I believe the 'fearfully & wonderfully' font is "TALL BALL" .. and the cricut cartridge is Plantin Schoolbook! ..the other words in the verse I think I just used roly poly and shadow :)

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    2. okay.. scratch the roly poly.. I didn't use that one! .. :) Shadow for the others.

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