Thursday, March 4, 2010

Artwork Display Plaque Tutorial

I get the privilidge of coming up with crafts for my MOPS group.  This week our discussion was on education and the options we have as parents.  For the craft I wanted to make thos panels with modge podge and the clothes pins attached for them to display their childrens work in another place besides our fridges.  However I have a budget to work with and I could of done it if I was able to get some panels cut in 12 inches per lady at LOWES.  Lowes no longer cuts panels for you so I would have to go to home depot with toddlers in tow and that did not sound fun therefore I found this solution at Hobby Lobby.  

I bought these little plaques for 50 cents each.  Then to save a little more money I chose for us to paint them.

let that dry a bit then use the sticky spray adhesive and stick a letter down

Then I painted yellow on top of that so this could match their room.

Then pull the letter off and you get this

too plain for me so i added some some dots.

I painted the clothes pin too. Then hot glued it on top. This would also be neat coat hangers just screw in a cup hook.  Finally I hammered on a hook on the back

Now I am done with my sample to take to MOPS.  Here is a picture of some of the women from MOPS working on it.

I took without much warning so they wouldn't leave.  They all came up with beautiful work.  Here are the ones Candace did for her boys and I love how it turned out.

Hope you enjoyed this one.  I will show you where I put mine in the near future.  Also I am planning to do a giveaway to one of my followers soon so check back soon.

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  1. Very cute idea! I am overwhelmed with artwork at my house!:) ~Lanie

  2. So cute! My daugher needs about ten of them!

  3. What a great craft today, Jamee! The photo at the end of this blog posting shows the Cars plaques I made. The final version has the clothes pin painted black with more grease spills all over the plaque. Who knew I was crafty?!? I think I still have glue stuck to my finger... and some on my pants... ;-)
    - Candace

  4. I just saw your post on the dress and ADORABLE flower clip you did for your little woman! I LOVE that clip more than I can say and I will be making one! Thanks!

  5. What a great idea!! I might do this for my daughter's kindergarten class as a project for them to take home.

  6. What a really cute idea!! So original I love it.

  7. Great idea, how fun to customize just for your child. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a great idea, my son would love the cars stuff! I found you from Talented Tuesday! I am your newest follower! I can't to see what you will do next.

  9. So adorable! I love it - TFS!

  10. I need to do that for Emily's report cards and schedules. I might have to use this idea...

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.


  11. I love this idea! Super cute, inexpensive and perfect for the kids rooms. :)

    Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?


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  13. perfect craft! Good to see young moms sharing ideas and encouraging one another. Lezlee