"It's Pinterest Challenge time"
"It's Pinterest Challenge time"
......to the tune of "It's peanut butter jelly time" over here! HA! Any of you ever get that song stuck in your head?!?! I blame my hubby, 2hotty (AKA my hubster, Scotty)! He use to annoy me with it all the time and before I realized it I was
If you're brave enough you can watch the YouTube video below:
Hello!! Your Welcome! HA! That just woke me up. Do I enough need my coffee now?!?!
So now that you have peanut butter & jelly on your mind, go ahead and fix yourself one (I'll wait) and come on back so that you can read all about the item I challenged myself to tackle from my PINTEREST account.
Most of you are probably here visiting from Katie and Sherry's blog (HI FRIENDS!). Those two stunning ladies came up with such a great idea didn't they?!?!
It was perfect timing if you ask me. You see, 2hotty and I moved into our new (FIRST) abode just five months ago and we've been SO busy cleaning, painting, DIY'ing, and most importantly still UNPACKING!! Yes it is a never ending job.......even five months later. Recently I had discovered some of our wedding "stuff" in a box that I unpacked last week. Our wedding was almost five years ago!! WOW....time sure does fly! Some things such as our wedding candles, guest book, and wedding cards gifted to us by loved ones were discovered in this box. I had absolutely no idea what to do with them besides shoving them all back into the box and moving right along. The cards especially. They were all over the place. Do I keep them?!?! Do I look at them, give them a big squeeze, and then toss them in the trash along with the moldy leftovers from last week?! I had no idea. I then remembered something! I remember I had pinned this a long time ago:
It's a book of her wedding cards all in ONE place!! Don't you just love Pinterest!
Before I show you how I made mine I want to say one thing. Well a few things. Before attempting this I did not have a tutorial of how to do make this. The pin only linked to the website and not the actual tutorial. So I kinda went out on a limb and guided my own path. Which is kinda the point right?!?! Put your own spin on it! I later did discover the actual tutorial by searching on the website just in case there was one. And I found it. Womp Womp! Oh well. Here is the LINK if you are interested!! It is very detailed and GREAT! I will use her version to make a Christmas card photo book (you know picture cards you get from family and friends that you don't have the heart to throw away!) to put out every Christmas. My version has some pros and cons and I will point them out as I show you.
Here is what my finished project looks like:
I used two wooden frames instead of cardboard as the front ande back cover. Which is good and bad. The good: It's a bit sturdier and won't get bent out of place, therefore protecting the cards a bit more. I also like that it is a frame as you can add a picture of the occasion that you are making the book for (such as baby shower, birthdays or even Christmas photo cards that you want to save each year!) or even a beautiful poem, etc! The bad: The largest binder ring that I purchased did not fit when everything was in place, therefore I had to substitute in a piece of ribbon to keep the cards together which I don't really care for but it is what it is (Now I will be on the look out for a bigger and badder binder ring.....that is if they even sell them. Anyone know?!?!)! AND a drill is needed to put a hole through the wood frames so that may be a problem if you don't own one. Other than that I love the way it came out. I think it works perfectly for my wedding cards and now I can showcase them on a book shelf or what have you! If you are interested in my version then keep reading!
So first thing is first. Gather all of your materials:
* 2 wooden frames (found at Walmart in the craft section): $0.97 each
* Wooden letters: (Walmart craft section) $3
* Binder rings (If you can find some LARGE enough otherwise skip!) $2 (for a pack)
* Glitter (Real pretty colors at Joanne's or Michaels)
* Acrylic paint
First you'll want to put holes through the frames using a drill. I enlisted in 2hotty to help me with this step while I held the frames in place:
***You want the bottom frame to be smooth side out so its like a book!
Yes 2hotty is wearing a Dunder Mifflin shirt!! (shout out to all The Office lovers!) and yes it took him four beers to drill two stinkin holes into a frame.......
.........as he walked around grunting like Tim the "Toolman" Taylor! Boys and their toys I guess!
Next you'll want to paint your wooden frames in the color of your choice. My wedding color scheme was tiffany blue and chocolate brown. I had a metallicy blue on hand so that is what I chose for the frames:
I glittered up my wooden letters:
Let everything dry for a bit before messing with it. Or you'll have glitter and glue everywhere!!! I may or may not be speaking from experience. Impatient this one I swear!
When dry, glue the letters onto your frame. Now wait AGAIN!! I know....I know...patience will be your friend at the end......I promise!
I gathered all of my cards and picked out one that I liked and popped it into the front frame:
Now you'll want to wrap your ribbon around the entire thing. Cut out a piece long enough to make a bow in the front. To the back, I just pushed down thumbtacks (you can use a hammer and lightly tap them in!) to keep the ribbon in place:
Flip over and you have yourself a pretty sparkly wedding card book:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you have any questions leave it in the comments below. I'm off to scour all the links to see what everyone else has challenged themselves to make!! I may be sitting in one place "oohing and aahing" for a very LONG time!! I love pretty little DIY/crafty/yummy things!! Tootles my poodles!
Have a great hump day everyone!