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Hey Chirpers!!!

Here’s an easy project you can use for any number of things….teacher appreciation, bow holders, or even for your front door. This is one I made for a brand new teacher for her room at her new school.

DoorHanger

All you need:

  • Any size canvas
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Vinyl (Optional)
  • Modge Podge (Optional)
  • Crystals (Optional)

I used a pencil and a ruler to draw the borders as square as I can get them.  I then used some Circle templates I have to make the circles….actually circles.  I used my trusty Cameo to cut out the letters as we all know how much I hate my handwriting.  After the paint was completely dry I stuck the vinyl on.  I Modge Podge’d over everything to make sure the vinyl didn’t lift, and finally,  I used some crystals as embellishment around the circles and around the border just for some added pizzazz.

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Hello Chirpers!

I’m always looking for unique and fun things to do for my child’s teachers.  I mean how many coffee cups or pencil holders does a teacher really need?? Well my child goes to a Catholic school and we have truly been blessed with amazing teachers. I made this gift last year and forgot to take a picture of it to post here —  so while I was there for the Mother’s Day celebration today I snapped a quick pic.  I love that she has it hanging up in her classroom!!!

TeacherAppreciation

Supplies:

  • Canvas
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Modge Podge
  • Vinyl

I cut out the words with my amazing Silhouette Cameo in Vinyl — but you could easily just write them or paint them.  I HATE my handwriting so I prefer the abundant number of fonts on my computer.  If you can find a font you like there — I WHOLLY recommend using www.dafont.com.  They have so many free fonts to use, I could spend hours looking and downloading them.  After painting the children and applying the vinyl I sealed it all with my trusty Modge Podge.  (I have seen several recipes for making your own — I might try this at some point given the amount I use, but I haven’t yet.  Feel free to let me know your thoughts if you’ve tried). Make sure you paint and let dry well before applying the vinyl.  Do as many circles as you like in as many colors, or use another shape and school colors. Don’t forget the diversity of your child’s classroom and their friends.  Go crazy with the kids, make them all different colors and shapes and sizes!!!  Celebrate our Differences!!!There are so many options here!  Finally, I stapled on the cute ribbon in School Colors for hanging.

Hope you enjoy!

Hey Chirpers!!!

My friend suggested we make these cool photo letters

LetterExample

she found on www.pinterest.com.    I decided to use Glossy Modge Podge and Color photos.

Supplies:

  • Canvas Letter — Found at Hobby Lobby
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Assorted photographs in various sizes
  • Scissors
  • Exacto Knife

There are multiple video tutorials on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Photo+Collage+letters

This is what I did

First, I painted the edges of the letter a metallic black.  Next, I worked the pictures on just like a jigsaw puzzle.  I painted on the modge podge for one picture at a time and placed in firmly on the letter.  I then painted over the picture with the Modge Podge right then.  Many of the tutorials suggested the over coat of Modge Podge last, but I felt like the pictures weren’t sticking, so I applied the over coat on each photo as I placed them.  I left the photos to over hang as I placed them.  After I had all the photos placed, I applied a final coat of Modge Podge over the whole letter.   Hint:  You are going to see a few glue lines — but just apply that final coat in the a single direction.

After letting the letter dry for a couple hours, I turned it over and trimmed the overhanging photos off using an Exacto knife.  Get really close the the edges so they are flush.  Don’t worry if you knick the paint a little you can always touch up.

Make your Letter interesting.  You can use color or Black and white photos, I used various shapes and sizes and overlapped them — you can be more precise if you want and make things all the same size and don’t overlap — just apply the pictures in a manner that you find visually appealing.

I had to go back and print more pictures a couple of times — it really took more than I expected.  Print more than you’ll need to make sure you have enough

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