Now that I'm full time in nursing school, my posts may become fewer and further between. Sad.
BUT, crafting is my other love so...I can't stay away long!
My friend was ready for her first baby to come any day, and she asked me if there was any way I could make a "do not disturb-esq" sign. Now you have to know Shelley to know that she could never bring herself to hang a big ol' GO AWAY sign on her door. She wanted the concept, but phrased in a more delicate way.
So a creation and a challenge. I was game!
I started with an unfinished plaque that you can find just about anywhere (WalMart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby)
I wanted to hand write my poem that I wrote for it, but I'm a lefty. So I'm not that blessed in the hand writing department. Its not necessarily the penmanship of a serial killer, but I know I wouldn't want to hang it on the door!
So I typed out the poem, and then rubbed the side of a pencil all over the back of it.
Then I laid my poem down (pencil rubbed side down) onto some cutesy girly paper and traced over the font (while bearing down) with a fine tip pen.
Then I took a fine tip sharpie and traced over my self made 'stencil'
Then I inked all around the edges of the plaque and paper.
Mod Podged the poem down. I also added a few coats on top to help seal it and give it a lil bit of sheen.
Add some embellishments
and a tassel made from scraps of ribbon
then tac a ribbon on the top to hang it with!
Here's the poem I wrote for it:
"We have a baby, we're very tired
We know a princess should be admired.
But sleepless nights are all too often
And without rest, we all feel rotten.
Don't knock, Don't ring, Don't make a peep.
Please come back later, cause we're asleep!"
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