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Name that family

Name that family

A few years back I made some necklaces as Christmas gifts for the gals in my family.

You know, like these…

Here is a place to buy a great tutorial for making your own!

Well, the family loved them. And I could make tons more (and probably will someday). But in the meantime, I have a scrabble game with a handful of missing tiles that now lives in my craft dresser.

Last week, I found this frame sitting in a box in the basement.

Not really my style, just a bit TOO girly for me.

Hmm… Light-bulb!

I removed the mat and the glass.

Then I used the back of the frame to cut a piece of scrapbook paper down to size.

I laid out my design to be sure that it was centered in the frame.

After a bit of hot glue on the back of each tile I was good to go!

I used a piece of my daughter’s play gold to make sure the spaces between the tiles was even.

The frame had a few dings and scratches from being tossed in a box all this time, so I lightly sanded all the edges to make it have an uneven distressed look.

Here is the finished product in its new home.

I really wish the wall around it wasn’t white, but that my friends, is a project for another day.

The girls love seeing their names up on the wall, and Brady has even tried to add up the number values of each name. Who knew my crafting would help her with beginner’s math?

 

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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Tutorial, Uncategorized

 

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