What is your favorite Holiday? Besides Christmas and Easter, I love Thanksgiving. How perfect that this month the Bring on the Crafts theme is Thanksgiving. My thought is that there is so much to be thankful for sign is the perfect project.
Bring on the Crafts Blog Hop is hosted by The Inspiration Vault and Craftify My Love. So shall I get started with the craft I did?
Bring on the Crafts – A Craft & DIY Blog Hop
On the first Wednesday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces. Together with their hosts Marie & Aleisha from The Inspiration Vault and Habiba from Craftify My Love they bring you the #BringontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a fun craft or DIY project to share that goes with a monthly theme.
October’s theme is Thanksgiving. Each blogger chooses their own craft or project to make as long as they love it and it’s Thanksgiving themed.
Meet our October Co-hosts!
I had all of the materials on hand for this project. It is great to be able to use what I have. Of course, to start with I had a disaster. As I was walking through the house with the frame in my hand the glass fell out of the frame and shattered. But luckily I had a plain old plastic frame in the same size. Actually, it worked out better because I could use the glass, and the mat.
To start the project I typed “Be Thankful” in a font called Stephanie Jane. When I make a sign I like using a font that is more free form. It is more forgiving.
Since this project was not going to have a picture I drew put the mat on the piece of cardboard and drew around it. Next cut the center out of the cardboard. This is so the mat and glass won’t fall out of the frame. We don’t want that to happen again.
Now I did not reverse the font. Instead, I traced it on the back of the paper. The next step I did is to tape the paper to the front of the glass. I was going to use a paint pen. Three pens had dried up and the newest one I bought was too big. That is why I like crafting, it makes me come up with plans B and C.
I looked through my craft paint because I was sure I had glass paint. Never did find it but I did find blackboard paint for glass. It worked just fine. After the paint dried I peeled off the tape and there was the Be Thankful Sign.
Finally, it was time to start painting the letters. Use the template that is taped to the glass and fill it in. You may be wondering why I didn’t take the glass out of the frame. I was afraid I would break the glass again. After the paint dried I peeled off the tape and there was the Be Thankful sign. The next thing I did was get up my courage and slipped the mat out to turn it to the black side.
There is so much to be thankful for sign is the perfect thing to look at all year. Yes, we do have ups and downs but we should all look at the good in life. A few other Thanksgiving projects in the past are a Thankful sign, a sign from a pallet and a sign from a breadboard. Now be sure to visit all of my friends and check out their projects. You will get some great ideas.
Join in on the fun!
If you’re a blogger and you’d like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bring on the Crafts Facebook group. Next month’s theme is Christmas!
Not a blogger, but a creative mind none the less? Don’t worry. Share your awesome creations in our Craft Cult Facebook group. This is also a great place to ask craft & DIY related questions and find inspiration for your next project.
Now let’s see all of those amazing craft and DIY projects!