But that’s not very fun for us DIY-mamas, is it? In my browsing for inspiration, I found a lot of magnetic versions that required wood cutting, magnetic paint, sheet metal, etc. But when I saw that metal wall plaques were 50% off at Hobby Lobby last week, I spotted a great size sign and decided that just remaking it would be so much simpler. The edges are finished, I don’t have to cut metal or paint, and it even has picture hooks on the back, so I have the option of hanging it right on the wall.
In fact, it was so easy, I feel like I can hardly call this a tutorial! But I’ll still show you how I put it together. :)
The hardest part was deciding what I wanted it to say. :) I finally opted for our name – but not after mulling over a French cafe idea, an Italian cucina idea, or a playful print with sweets and goodies.
I bought a sheet of scrapbook paper that looked like burlap. (I scanned it before printing on it, so I can print more anytime I like now.) I trimmed it down to about 7×9″, the size of my sign.
Then I Mod-Podged it on. Yep, that’s all. I did also make some matching magnets that I printed from my printer too (you can find my tutorial for tile magnets here!) I made one that says “yummy” for when I’m working in the kitchen, and another with our names, in case we just want to pin up a photo or a note.
The best part is the price – the sign was $2.99, the scrapbook paper 44 cents, and I used my 40% off coupon on the display easel (which you may or may not want, depending on your kitchen layout) for an extra $1.79. Of course I have Mod Podge on-hand all the time, and I’ve had so much fun playing with the glass tiles that I’m just searching for reasons to make more, so that part didn’t cost me anything extra. Having a fun, personalized piece for about $5 makes my day – it doesn’t make sense if going the DIY-route breaks the bank, after all.
And bonus, my husband LOVED how it turned out. He actually suggested this would make a nice shower gift for friends getting married! He’s always smart enough to say the right things when I’m in craft-mode, but I love when he genuinely gets excited about things I make. :)
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