If any of you haven't discovered Curbly.com yet, ya should. It's an awesome site that has everything from Make Over Mondays to their BookWorm book lists. Oh, so trulie-awesoooome! So when I first discovered the site, I stumbled up this and thought: "Self, what an awesome idea."
(Apparently awesome is my word of the day...)
So I gathered some supplies and went to work. You will need:
*A piece of heavy cardstock. I used an 8.5X11 piece.
*Buttons, brads, sticky sparkle things-what have you
*Printer -preferably one that works better than mine.
*Double sided tape. I used scrapbooking square adhesives.
*Picture frame to fit your cardstock
I think what makes this such a great project is that is so customizable and can really do whatever with it. This, I made for my little girls' room. Yes, she is almost eight months and her room is still not complete, I seem to be adding one more item per month. Good thing she doesn't know any better, right?!
So working with the best printer in the whole world, I pretty much had to draw out my letter 'e'. I was able to print out 'e is for everlie'. It came out pink when I asked for gray, go figure...
(I can't wait for the day when I can take my printer out back and take a bat to it...just sayin.)
Now for the fun part! The Buttons!
This would be such a fun activity for young kids too, a fun summer project (as long as they don't eat the buttons...). I myself have always had a thing for buttons.. (cue Rozalynn busting up with laughter). Not sure why, but as a kid, I loved shiny buttons and would occasionally come home with one in my pocket. Lesson learned, it is totally mortifying to a five-year-old to admit to stealing buttons and bringing them back to apologize. It only took me two times to figure that out.
(ok, I was seven.)
(ok, I was seven.)
The fun part-right.
Arranging the buttons on your letter. It may take a few times to get them just right, but get them where you want them and stick them onto the cardstock.
I found a $1 frame at the dollar store (imagine that?) and painted it white and hung it up. I love watching my daughter ooh and aah at it each time she passes it. Such a simple but meaningful piece of art that only cost one smackeral. LOVE IT!
*I am currently looking into creating a group Flickr account where all of you can go on to share and tell about = your creations. If you have pictures of your Tute-Sweets, please email them to truliescrumptious(at)gmail(dot)com and we will post them up. In the mean time...does anyone have the know-how to teach me the know-how? Hit me up if you can help!
(I need lots of it, mostly therapy related, but that's another post...)
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