Is your mom hard to buy for? Seriously, I can never decide what to get my mom. She just moved and doesn't have her new house decorated completely yet. She has been trying to find something for her dinning room wall for a few months. So my sister and I brainstormed and came up with this.
primer-$2.97 (on hand) I did use the whole can.
black spray paint-$.97 (on hand)
burlap-$2.47/yard (on hand) You'll need a little less than a yard, but that depends on how many letters you choose.
x-acto knife-on hand- But, they have these right now at my Honk's dollar store.
Hot glue-on hand
Total $8.44 and up
I forgot to take a picture of the frames before but they are the ones at Dollar Tree. 11x14.. and red. I primed (3 times) and painted them black. All with spray paint, I even used the 97 cent walmart black :)
We started out by picking the word we wanted. Printed it out until we found the size and font that fit. We came up with this.
Then my sister had the joy of cutting out the letters. It took F.O.R.E.V.E.R. You could always use vinyl or stencils, etc. But we had paper and ink, so this was the free option. I took the frames apart and broke the little stand off the back of the frame.Then I glued the burlap to the backs of the frame. With my recent obsession of burlap I have discovered it is no fun to hot glue to anything. Well, you know all that all the hot glue ends up on your fingers.. OUCH! So I thought.. hey! I'll use a knife the hold it down. and here is my result of that experiment..
FAIL. I glued the stupid knife TO the burlap :) haha.. oops.
My sister is the OCD perfectionist of the family :) so she centered the letter in the frame then we put the back on and closed them up. No, I didn't use any glue for this, ya its probably wrong, but I don't care, haha!
My mom hung them up and they look A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!! She loved them and I must say they turned out a lot better than I expected.