Tuesday, August 14, 2012

GROWING...with Craft Goodies


Happy Tuesday everybody! Hope it's off to a great start.
It's Wendy here today to share my version of this month's fun with you.
I loved this theme as soon as Candace and Nicole shared it with us. I'm in the middle of finishing up my girl's playroom (we just moved) and thought a growth chart would be a fun touch . Then reality hit me, and I knew that I wouldn't use it properly--I am that mom that started baby #1 scrapbook, got through the first 9 months and then just started putting all the pictures into a Rubbermaid to "get to later". Well, baby #1 is now 13 and has 4 more sisters and "later" is still a long way away!
Terrible I know, but it's who I am.
I still wanted something big and fun, and it does have the potential to actually function as a proper growth chart (if I remember to do it!)...


I am totally into typography these days so opted to cut the word "GROW" from 1/2 inch particle board. I found the font I wanted online, printed it out, and then used an overhead projector to get the size I wanted. Traced, cut, sanded, and painted and then nailed them to the wall!
The parenthesis (or big mustache--ask my 6 yr old) is 1 inch pine and will serve as my marking board, maybe.
 I played around with adding numbers, but just didn't like it.
It did get one little extra though...

Make my heart melt! I LOVE this little guy!
He is a combo of 1/2 inch and1/4 inch MDF and has made his home in the bottom of the "O".
I plan on adding a strip of measuring tape to his beak but haven't made it to the store yet.

But, marked or not I am thrilled with how this came out and the pop of color it adds to the room!
Thanks ladies for yet another great theme, my home is a bit homier because of it.
Can't wait to see what Melinda and Krystal share, have a great week!

Happy crafting.

4 comments:

Crafty Sisters said...

Love it Wendy!! The large letters are perfect for a playroom. I hear ya on the "remembering to do it" I have great intentions but struggle as well. Great job! -Candace

Krystal said...

Oh it is so cute! What a fun addition to a playroom. Love the owl! He is adorable!!!! Great job!

Melinda said...

Super duper cute! That cute little own makes me smile.

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick