Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mother's have many names...

I thought I would try a rustic Mother's Day project.

What you will need:
Wood pallet
Wood glue
Wood embellishment
Faux glaze
Sand paper
Burlap ribbon
Picture clip
Paint brushes

First, cut the boards from the wood pallet to the length you prefer.  I cut my 14 inches long.

Next, you will want to fasten the pieces of wood together.  I was going to glue mine together, but my handy husband suggested something a bit more sturdy.  He used his pocket hole jig to screw the boards together.

I used my cricut to cut a bunch of patterns with different variations of the word 'mother', such as mom, mommy, etc.   A cricut is not required, any stencil will work for this.

Stick the stencils to the boards and paint in the letters.

After the paint has dried, remove the stencil and it should look something like this:

I choose to paint my wood rosette a rosy pink, because it seemed motherly.

After the paint has dried, sand it a bit.

I wanted my rosette to look a bit more rustic, so I added a layer of tinted faux glaze. (I mixed the clear faux glaze with brown acrylic paint)  When you brush on the glaze, just kind of brush it over the top, wait a minute or so, and wipe it off.  If you get it deep in the grooves, it is really hard to wipe out, but you may like that look.  If so, go with it!

After it dried, I decided I wanted it to shine a bit, so I sprayed it with Krylon Clear Coat.  If you want a duller finish, skip this step.

Next, decide where to glue the rosette on and use some wood glue to fasten it down.

Next, drill holes in the board were you want your burlap ribbon to go through.  Roll the ribbon up so it will fit through the hole, thread it through and tie a knot.  I threaded mine through from the backside so the knot is on the front side.

Lastly, attach your picture clip with E600 and add a cute picture of your kiddos, and you are done!

What would your mother's day project be?

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  1. Hi! Isn't it sweet to hear all of those names for Mom coming out of our little ones' mouths? The time is too short!! I'm stopping by from the Found & Foraged link party- have a great week! xo!

  2. Wonderful idea! And cute kids too! :)

  3. Hi Brenda - This is a wonderful and sentimental Mother's Day project…we love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Something to talk About!

    Vicki and Jennifer - 2 Bees in a Pod

  4. Oh Brenda, this is just precious! I would love to make one of these for my mom and I have an idea my grandmother would enjoy it as well :) Thank you, my dear, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  5. great to use with grannie-nana-grammy names too.

  6. You really are so imaginative and creative! I love this great idea for a family picture!
    Came from Roses of Inspiration link party and look forward to following and trying your ideas too!
    Happy weekend!

  7. What mom wouldn't love this? Thanks for sharing it with SYC.