Blessed, Thankful, and Grateful!

We have been in Fall for a while but I am just getting around to posting some of the Fall crafts I have created. Unfortunately Covid is throwing me for a loop and I have some lingering affects from having the virus. That means I can’t do all the things I want. Things will just be posted a little later than I wanted.

Let’s start off Fall with this wall hanging. This was a fly by the seat of my pants craft. That means I did not have a whole lot planned out when I started it. Things got made up on the way. The good thing is that I completely love what I created. This is a craft you have to put a bit of time into because things have to dry. It is worth the effort though.

Let’s Get Started

Supplies

The first supply I pulled out for this craft was this square sign from Dollar Tree. I thought scrapbook paper would make the perfect background on the sign. I get a majority of my paper from Hobby Lobby especially if I am buying it by the sheet. I picked out the pumpkin paper for this one. The final thing I picked out was the Thankful metal sign which is also from Dollar tree.

As I was working, some of the other supplies I pulled out were wooden letters and Tumbling Tower Blocks but from Dollar Tree. I used hot glue and liquid glue to put the project together. To stain the wood pieces I used Waverly Wax in Antique, and a paint brush. I used rope as the hanger. The final thing I used was fake Flowers from Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby.

The first thing I did was take the Waverly Wax in Antique and put it in a separate dish, and added lots of water to it to make it like a stain. Then I painted two coats of the stain on the letters and Tumbling Tower Blocks. The words I decided to add to this were Blessed and Grateful along with the metal Thankful.

I then used hot glue to glue the pumpkin scrapbook paper onto the sign. Good thing is that you do not have to scrape the glitter off of the sign because no one will see it. I trimmed down and paper that was hanging over the edges.

Once everything was dry I laid it all out to see how things looked.

After I had the words laid out, I used liquid glue to hold them in place. For me, it is easier to use liquid glue because I can not move fast enough to place things down before hot glue dries especially on the metal words. It also makes it to where I can move the letters around a bit to make sure they are straight.

Once the words were glued on, I added the stained Tumbling Tower Blocks around the edges with hot glue. I used these to look like a frame around the sign.

Once I put all the blocks around the edges I thought the sign still looked like it needed something. I have several flower pieces on my desk and started arranging them at the bottom of the sign. When I was happy with it I used hot glue to glue them down.

The final step is to add a rope hanger to the back. Use lots of hot glue to do this since the sign might be a bit heavy with the flowers on it.

Here is the finale project. I love the mix of the metal and the wood. The colors are very Fall inspired. This is hanging on one of my doors on my first floor and I have had several compliments on it.

Thank you for joining me as we roll into Fall crafting.
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Have a wonderful weekend!

Melissa McGuire

Supplies

Wooden Sign- Dollar Tree

Scrapbook Paper- Hobby Lobby

Waverly Wax in Antique- Walmart

Liquid Glue- Hero Arts

Tumbling Tower Blocks- Dollar Tree

Wooden Letters- Dollar Tree

Metal Thankful- Dollar Tree

Paint Brush- Anywhere

Flowers- Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby

Rope- Hobby Lobby

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

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