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Friday, October 9, 2009

Free-for-all Friday: DIY Family Rules

You may remember a post that Angela did over the summer about Family Rules. Many of you inquired how you could get this wall hanging that someone had given her.

Look no further, Ladies. You can have one for yourself AND it's DIY (Do it yourself)! Keep in mind, if you happen to be a crafty type and a non-crafty friend is interested, this could really be a WONDERFUL gift for you to give.

A fellow blogger, Nikki, that we've actually featured on this Mommy Marketing Moment recently tackled a crafty project with a similar concept. Nikki saw this project on the Pleated Poppy.

She painted the edges of a canvas.

Then, cut down 12 x 12 paper down to 11 x 4 strips. She made the height 4 inches so it would be easier for printing.

Nikki used mostly the same rules as Pleated Poppy but also added some of our own. You could do it with the rules that Angela listed, too. Get creative!

If you want some great fonts for this project..or any project... Nikki got her fonts from Kevin & Amanda. They have great, FREE down loadable fonts! After she printed all the strips of paper, she cut some of down in height more so they would all be random and varied heights. She then used Matte Modge Podge to glue each strip down, then put 2 coats of Mod Podge on the whole thing to seal it.

Voila...finished project!!!

Well done, Nikki!!! Thank you for the idea and the step by step tips. RWAVers, if you tackle this project, send us pictures!!! We want to see YOUR creativity. :)

4 comments:

Denise said...

Very nice! AND a very nice compliment to Nikki! Way to go Mrs. Hogsed!

Ashlie Miller said...

Ooh! Very pretty. I shall do this one!....like I need another crafty project to do. ;-)

Aundrea-aka Zerbert Baby said...

Wow! Love this. Now, will it get done? Note to self: Christmas present for the family.

{ L } said...

Love your paint color and paper color choices! This turned out lovely. I just made one and am posting it next week.