Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A whole lotta love...

So, in my last house, I had a plate rack on either side of my entertainment center that held cute metal accents.  At Christmas time, I put Christmas plates in them.  They just didn't work out in my new house, so I never hung the plate racks.  This past Christmas I couldn't bear to not put up my cute plates, so I had my hubby hang one of the plate racks up in my kitchen.  After Christmas was over, I thought it would be more fun to keep the plate rack seasonal instead of just buying plates to go on it.  So, I came up with this great idea.  I would cut out wooden squares and decorate them with seasonal scrapbook paper and embellishments.  The ones I did for January did not turn out cute, so you don't get to see them until I redo them for next year.  However, I love my Valentine deco squares! So, here's how you would make them...
  • 9" wooden squares (I got mine at Lowe's and had the nice gentlemen that work there cut them out for me)
  • wooden heart shapes (these you can buy from your local craft store or wood store)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • paint
  • stain
  • sand paper
  • mod podge
  • glue gun
  • embellishments (ribbon, chipboard shapes, etc.
How to:
1.  Paint
 wooden squares (I just painted mine white)
2.  Paint wooden shapes
3.  Sand all painted stuff.
4.  Stain all painted stuff.
5.  Cut out scrapbook paper (a little smaller than wooden square)
6.  Mod Podge paper to wooden square.
7.  Glue wooden shape to wooden square
8.  Embellish to your own desire.... what I did was I used my Cricut to cut hearts out of chipboard.  Then I heat embossed some pink stuff on the chipboard hearts.  Then I just tied a ribbon on the heart and glued it onto the wooden heard.  
Didn't they turn out cute???  (You should have seen the january ones)
I plan on making these for every month and I'm excited to get started on my March ones... I need to get going on that soon.


shauna said...

Those are WAY TOO CUTE! Way to go...

rubberbandgirl said...

It may be hard to believe, but they're even cuter in person!
Love 'em!

Logan and Sydney said...

Very cute. Too bad those incredible snow flakes didn't work out. No one can make a snowflake like a Blake.

Jamie Y said...

Thanks for the comment on my food blog and now I'm totally hooked on yours! What cute ideas you have, I'll definately be bookmarking your site!

Liberty Williams said...

Anisa, I love them!!! I also want to say that my comment was like the best ever...I should have won. Oh's not like I can't make one of those books myself! Love the v-day squares - you're so creative!

The Mom said...

I have to admit I've never really been a fan of the plates. They're just strange to me. Why would a person want to just hang a plate on their wall? I don't get it. Anyway, I am ALL OVER your seasonal wooden squares idea! That is so cute!!