Tuesday, August 10

Our Family "Rules"

Several months ago I saw this family rules canvas over at the Pleated Poppy and fell in love...the colors, the different fonts, the creativity...so cute!  I wanted to make my own, but I wanted something a little different, not just a recreation of her idea.  Then I saw this In Our Home canvas at Design Intervention and inspiration struck. 

I didn't have canvas, so I just used plain cotton fabric and stretched it over an old canvas frame.  The edges were painted with pale yellow. With my new Silhouette, I cut out a bunch of verbs from a few coordinating sheets of scrapbook paper.  I was going to use my Family Rules Wordle as the guide for letter placement, but instead placed them like a Scrabble game.  Was this time consuming?  You. have. no. idea.  Some of the words aren't straight, some of the letters got a little smooshed, the mod podge discolored the fabric, but you know what?  I don't care!  It's perfectly imperfect, just like our family.

This is hanging on the first wall you see as you enter our home.  I had some small frames that got a coat of teal paint.  I covered the foam core board with yellow tissue (crinkled up to add texture) and applied chipboard letters to spell out home.  The photos don't do the colors justice...IRL they coordinate so nicely and add a fun pop to this room. I love it!

I'm linking up again this week to

Birthday Wedding cakes crafts parties


Amy {Design Intervention} said...

Oh My Word!!!! That is fantastic! I love love love the whole thing, it turned out awesome! Now I think I want to re-do mine!!! :)

April@ Natural Nester said...

Thank you Amy!! I'm so glad you stopped by the check it out. I had a lot of fun and thought of you and your sweet family while making it. :)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I would LOVE a silhouette machine~ And I love this take on rules and how well it turned out! I'd love it if you'd link up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's (still going on today!) http://imtopsyturvy.com

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Awww, I love this! What a beautiful piece of art!! (Don't you love that machine?!)

April@ Natural Nester said...

Thank you ladies! I had a lot of fun making this. :)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

LOVE it and I'm going to be featuring this tomorrow! Thanks again for linking up!