Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lost Socks

In an email today there was a promo code off of Makia Creations craft kits. I ALMOST bought the "lost socks" kit because of the sale price, but the shipping cost more than the kit! To be fair, later on I went back and changed the number of kits to a higher number, and it was the same shipping. SO if you were ordering several for a craft group it would be more reasonable because the shipping would be split by many people. I love that the kit comes totally prepped...no wood to cut, it also comes pre-sanded and with everything you need to make it. Since I didn't want to pay the shipping, I went to Hobby Lobby today to see what I could come up with on my own. I found a wood plaque for $2.99. I bought twine, and I had all of the other supplies.
First, I spraypainted the wood heirloom white. Don't worry about the middle, it will be covered up. I needed 2 coats.
Cut your pretty paper to size, and after the paint is totally dry use mod podge to adhere the paper. Apply a thin layer of mod podge on top of the paper as well.

While that was drying, I cut out "LOST SOCKS" using some vinyl scraps and my cricut.

I knotted up 3 pieces of twine at both ends, to attach to the back for hanging.

Make a gob of hot glue on the back and push the knot firmly in.

I used one strand of twine and a few mini clothespins and did the same thing...knot both ends, and glue. This time since it's on the front I used smaller amounts of glue to hide it.
All that's left is finding those mates to the missing socks!

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