July 26, 2011

$1 Tute Sweet Tuesday

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
*Matting (optional)

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.)
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...)

Happy Tutes-day!!
(Link up Your Latest Tute)


  1. I love it! I can't wait to see the rest of all your creations. Such talented daughters! Where did you get it from?????

  2. I haven't heard of that website. I will have to check it out. Your button monogram is very cute. TRULIE lovely ; )

  3. My little guy is really in to letters right now, that would be fun to make. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very cute! What a great idea. And cheap too. I will definitely have to check out that site. Thanks for posting. I found you via Southern Lovely.

  5. This is really cute! I love the colors you chose! Thanks for sharing this at my link party!


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