Sunday, November 1, 2015

Be Grateful

I bought a burlap leaf from the dollar store and I knew I wanted to upcycle and make something
with it.

I started out with an old cabinet door.

I sprayed it with orange spray paint.

When it was dry, I sanded and roughed it up a bit.

I like to use a faux glaze that I have tinted with some brown acrylic paint.  I applied it in small areas at a time and wiped it off rather quickly with a rag so it didn't give it a smeared look.

You can see where I added the faux glaze.  It darkens it and gives it an antiqued look.

This is the leaf that I bought at the dollar store.

I took off the cardboard part of the leaf and used it as a pattern to cut out some scrapbook paper.

Then I made a banner using some small bunting pieces and some glitter letters.

I used a large needle and threaded some jute through the bunting pieces.

I added some upholstery tacks to the cabinet door and used them to wind the jute around.

Here it is all assembled!

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  1. That is just so beautiful and has such a good message. I would love you to put the pin to this project on my Pinterest Game you will get re-pins . I hope to see you there
    Kind regards, Kathleen

  2. Wow I love this pretty sign you made using and old cabinet! So creative.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  3. That turned out beautiful! I love the burlap leaf and how you add the scrapbook paper. I love when you can repurpose something into something new and beautiful!

  4. This is awesome! Love the use of craft paint to add the faux glaze - so creative. Love it!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It! I sure missed seeing your projects while I was away!

  5. Love this Brenda! Thank you for sharing your creative projects on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

  6. I'm dropping by from the Share Your Cup link party. This is such a cute idea! This is such a great idea. I've got to make yet another run to the dollar store!

    I have a link party that I am trying to grow. It's Party in Your PJs on my Grandma Ideas site I invite you to share this idea -- and a couple of others -- because I know that my readers would love this idea as much as I do!

    It runs until Sunday night at midnight. I hope that you can make it.

    Warmest regards,

  7. Adorable! I like how you antiqued the door.....looks authentic!

  8. This is so great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Hello Sweet Friend, You always have the best projects!!!This is just adorable...your garland is perfect!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Friday Favorites Link Party, where every link is pinned and tweeted! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

  10. What a great idea, and a great message! It's amazing all the things that can be done with an old cabinet door! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link.

  11. It's so cute! I have an old cupboard door with handles on each end. It makes a wonderful tray. It's sitting on my island with a Thanksgiving vignette. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. So adorable. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Part. Emily from