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Thursday, August 21

Front Door Decor!

Hey everyone! I've been a little more MIA than Valerie over the summer. But now that the kids are back in school I have a bit more time and energy to do something I love.
The craft I have for you today is something I can genuinely say that I created all on my own. See, Pick Your Plum had a daily deal with these metal letters that you could put your address numbers inside.

By itself it's not much of a decoration. It doesn't even have a means of hanging! So I scoured through pinterest for ideas and NOTHING appealed to me, or even really had metal letters like mine. I knew I wanted it on my front door, I didn't want it in a wreath, and I wanted to keep it more rustic and grungy feeling.
So I headed to Michael's (while the kids were at school! awesome!) and looked around for anything that could be used as a backdrop of some sort for my letter. I looked at open frames, I looked at baskets, I looked at canvas, but then I found this beauty in the wood section.

Nothings says home like a window! Now I just needed to figure out how to put it all together. Since chalkboard items are quite the rage I decided to cover it in chalkboard paint and use some twine and ribbon to tie it up. I love the mix of hard and soft! 
It turned out better than I thought it would! This will be on my door when seasonal wreaths aren't in use. 
Oh, and If you're curious about how I got the twine around the ribbon like that, I just braided two pieces of twine and the ribbon together and spread out the twine pieces so it made that wave effect!
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