Sunday, November 29, 2009

PEACE...

I have been working on a few projects over the last couple of weeks and have anxiously been waiting to show you. All of these projects have been very simple and fun. Not only are they festive decorations for your own home, but would make a perfect gift for someone special. I am coming up with all kinds of ideas for letter stencils and burlap! My inspiration for these PEACE plaques came from this project at Shanty2Chic.



You will need...


candlesticks (# depends on the word you are using but you already knew that)
wooden discs (same # of candlesticks)
finials (one for each candlestick)
1x4 piece of wood (these were cut into 5 1/2 inch pieces because of the size of the stencil)
letter stencils 
burlap
ribbon
upholstery tacks
paint
spray paint 
wood glue
spray adhesive

*I found all my supplies (except the candlesticks which came from Michaels') at Hobby Lobby.

The next thing you will need to do is glue the candlestick to the disc. Make sure you use a clamp to hold it together so it doesn't slip around as it dries. Next, glue the wood block to the candlestick. My husband and son then drilled the finial to the block. You could glue this but we found that drilling it together was going to hold better. When you are finished, it will look like this...



Now, grab the spray paint and paint away. Once you have that done and they are drying,  you can start your letters. Measure out a piece of burlap that will be a little smaller than the wood blocks. Then, start stenciling...


Once everything is good and dry, use the spray adhesive (on the back of the burlap) to attach them to the wood blocks. I then used upholstery tacks in each of the corners for a little extra decoration. I think little buttons would be fun too. I also added some ribbon around the candlestick. Be creative by using ribbon, jute, or fabric. You could also add little ornaments or jingle bells like Shanty2Chic.



And there you have your finished project...


Have a wonderful day!






18 comments:

  1. :Love these!!!! I've made them too...using the word JOY...in fact, I just posted about them too!

    Merry Christmas my friend!

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  2. what a great project... they are beautiful!
    thanks for sharing it!

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  3. Love, love, love these! They are absolutely beautiful!!!

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  4. These are so cute! I love it. Hope you'll be showing us more of your great ideas soon! ;-)

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  5. love this idea, Christy!! you did an awesome job!

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  6. Awesome!! I loved these too when I saw them and am trying to think of who I could give them to!

    Great job on them!!! Yours are beautiful!!

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  7. That is really cute! I actually have one of those candle sticks in my craft room already.

    Blessings,

    Heather

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  8. PEACE is perfect for the winter and holiday season! And the addition of burlap is always a good thing. :) They turned out great!

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  9. I love these, they are adorable. they will be a treasure to keep forever.

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  10. Gorgeous! I absolutely love these!

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  11. I like these! My sister did the JOY ones and I asked her for them. I love them; I have them in my living room. I think this is a great project.

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  12. Clever idea!! Those really look nice. Thanks, for sharing.

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  13. I love this post! I can't wait to make these this weekend!

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