Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Family Wall

{Another trash to treasure}

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          For a quick tutorial on how I made this:

          1.  Cut old molding into blocks

          2.  Painted the blocks

          3.  Mod-Podge scrap paper

          4.  Distressed edges

          5. Apply vinyl

          6. Hot glued ribbon

          7. Hang on curtain rod

{This is the same process as the Easter Blocks.  To view more detailed directions CLICK HERE.}

The rod was an adjustable curtain rod.  I didn’t need the extra length.  I just removed the extension rod and hot glued the knob on the end.  The brackets that were provide made the blocks come out too far from the wall.   So, I screwed into the wall two long screws and sat the rod on top.  A little black paint made the screws disappear. 

Now I need to collect some black frames and photos to hang above.

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68 comments:

  1. Oh so CUTE! I love the colors! I checked out your Easter blocks too...adorable! I think I'm the only one on earth without a cricut! Thanks for linking up to Ta-dah Tuesday!

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  2. Oh my gosh...that is so adorable! I LOVE IT!! ~Liz =)

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  3. You can't go wrong with red, white and black, so classy and cute.

    I just found your blog and am now your newest follower.

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  4. I'm working on pretty much this same project right now! Love those colors! :)

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  5. Great colors and this will make a great statement piece especially when combined with your photos.

    You mentioned vinyl what did you do with that? Put it on the backs?
    Pamela

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  6. Absolutely darling! Love the font used!

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  7. I love your comments! Thanks you so much.

    Pamela- The letters are cut out in red vinyl on my Cricut Expression.

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  8. Those turned out fabulous! I love the black and white with the red, amazing.

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  9. Very cool, love the red and black :)

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  10. I am in love with this! How classy looking! Be blessed. Cindy

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  11. These are beautiful! Come plant your creative seeds at my blog party on Friday: "Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions".

    Hope to see you there!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  12. These are beautiful! Come plant your creative seeds at my blog party on Friday: "Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions".

    Hope to see you there!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  13. Forgot to say: "Homeschool Moms Rock!" (from another crazy homeschool momma)!!!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  14. I really LOVE this! Looks Great!

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  15. That is beautiful! I love it so much. You have such great ideas!

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  16. Wow. This is great.

    I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

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  17. Very cute! I love that you just added screws to the wall. Very practical and cost effective.

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  18. Another adorable thing from you! I'm following!
    Cami

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  19. I love it! I love coming up with new ways to use things, this is great.

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  20. I just saw something like this at a little boutique and thought it would be a good project. I love how yours turned out!

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  21. great idea! could be so many uses, to, like changing out the blocks for season, etc.

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  22. Ok, call me crazy, but I thought I left a comment. My computer just hiccuped.

    Anyway, I love how these turned out. I think I'm the only person left who doesn't have a Cricut!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!

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  23. Thanks for your comment on my new table and lamp! I'm glad you think they work in the room. I wish the chair was a little taller but I still think they work. I love this family wall hanging! Wow! It's so unique...I saw what you did with the vinyl bag...what a great idea!! Kristen

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  24. These are really awesome! Stopping by from Blue Cricket Designs :)

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  25. I LOVE this! Think I'll bookmark it and try to do the same with our last name. Such a good idea. Thanks! :)

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  26. I'm going to have to do this. It would be perfect to hang beneath my black shelf w/ pictures. Thanks!

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  27. Love it...I saw a similar idea at some craft fair (yours is MUCH better) and thought I would do something like that as a window treatment for my family room...I really like how you used old molding...love the colors too!

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  28. Great job! I love the black, white and red! :)

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  29. It's gorgeous! You did a fabulous job!

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  30. You make so many wonderful things with your Cricut! I've got to start using mine more and experimenting to get the most potential out of it.

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  31. WOW I LOVE it!!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!

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  32. Following now from Trendy Treehouse. I love all these great projects! I've seen them on some of the links the last few weeks, but have been having 'following issues' via my computer. It's finally up, and I'm finally following and looking forward to exploring your world of crafting!

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  33. Hey there! I'm featuring this today. Because it's awesome.

    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/04/featuring-you_16.html

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  34. So adorable! I might have to give this a go at my own house! So cute!

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  35. That is so cute. I would totally make one of these for my house....IF I had a Cricut. Love it!

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  36. Turned out great! I love the way the red letters pop. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday! Feel free to grab the button from my sidebar.

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  37. I love this. It turned out wonderful.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

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  38. I just love this!! How awesome to reuse those pieces! I wanted to let you know that we featured you today so come on over and grab a button!!

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  39. Great idea!!! I have one of these rods, too. I wanted to hang pics on it using ribbon, but because it stuck out from the wall so far, they dangeled and moved too much.
    I think I like the Family saying better though! And I think I'll be nixing the holders and go with long screws to match the rod.
    Thanks a million, now maybe I'll finally put something on my empty rod thats been hanging for A YEAR empty in my livingroom!

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  40. just found your blog and am enjoying reading your past articles and craftiness!

    Thanks for being a great inspiration to us all.

    Natalie

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  41. I am very into monograms right now-and yours spell a word. I love what you have done!

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  42. I agree with everyone...this is amazing. How lovely. I'm thinking this would make great gifts in so many different colors or styles...what ever would fit with the family you're giving it to. I really like this.
    Great p ost.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  43. I absolutely LOVE this idea and the colors! Im an abstract painting mom and looking for ideas for my bedroom makeover! I knew i wanted black white and red. And then have black in white pics of my kids all over.
    Thanks for the idea!

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  44. I just made a family sign like this too for a craft night that I attend each month! I didn't do scrapbook paper like you did - but I am really loving yours - so cute!

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  45. Carrie... what a fantastic project! I love your paper choices in this and your Easter project (they coordinate so wonderfully!), and the letter fonts are so original. I had to google to learn what a Cricut is. HaHa!

    Thanks for dropping by DesignTies today and commenting on the fireplace facade I designed for Kate. I hope to see you visiting Kelly and I again soon!

    Victoria

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  46. Those look amazing! I can't believe you made them from scraps! Thanks so much for linking to Favorite Things Friday!

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  47. Very nice! I love the colors! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!

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  48. I am in love!!! Thanks so much for the idea! Hopefully I can make one that is as cute as yours!

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  49. That is great and such a good reminder of what is important! Thanks for linking up!

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  50. That turned out SO cute, love it! I've never used modge-podge (shhh, don't tell) I think you may have convinced me to get some. :)

    Thanks for joining my Flaunt it Friday party. Hope to see you back this week.

    I'm following you now! :)

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  51. I love how this turned out - old molding and a curtain rod, love, love, love it!

    Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! Come back and plant more seeds this Friday!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  52. Hi,
    I followed you over from the Life As Lori link party. You have a teriffic blog. I am now a follower of yours. I would really love it if you came over and visited me too. Be sure to enter the drawings for the necklaces, if you do. Rory http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/

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  53. Oh Your my Hero!! or should I say
    inspiration!! I absolutely love these...I do things like this with my cricut too. Don't ya just love it??

    Ques. though...What is the cartridge you use to have the different font style letters for this??? Please email me @ santasgiftshoppe1@hotmail.com
    P.S. I'm already a follower..I hope you will follow me as well.
    Thanks so much ..Have a great day!!
    Barb

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  54. I love your sign! How creative and it turned out great!

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  55. I love this Can you please tell me what font or cartridge you used for the letters?

    kermetta3167@yahoo.com

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  56. Thanks again everyone for your sweet comments!

    Kermetta~ The font I used is "Chocolate Box Decorative".

    Not sure how I came about this.... but I used a combination of upper and lower case lettering. Some of the letters seemed to be to "detailed" for me in upper case.

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  57. I've had this in my "Make This!" folder for awhile now, and I finally made mine this weekend! All I need is a black curtain rod- or at least some spray paint.

    Thanks for the inspiration- I just love it. I'm linking up to you on my blog- occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

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  58. I love this!!! I've wanted some type of 'family' plaque or something for quite awhile, but nothing was quite right. This is perfect!

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  59. What size are the blocks?
    I do not have a cricut - do you recommended something else for the letters???

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  60. Sumer Jo~ If you download the printables from the Halloween post, you will have the exact size of each block! Without a Cricut, I would glue the scrapbook paper on the blocks and then use my computer to print off the letters on red (or what ever color you want) paper, cut out the letters with scissors, glue in place, and then Mod-Podge everything to seal.

    http://dittledattle.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-sign-free-download.html

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  61. love this!!

    new follower...
    http://adventureswithbubbles4.blogspot.com/

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  62. Very nice! You did a great job! I used craft all the time. I have tons of projects to work on. Just need to make the time. You inspire me to do it!


    Kitchen Benchtops

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  63. You said you made some for your mom and she was able to flip the over for Easter on one side and Family on the other side how did you put the ribbon on so you could flip them. By the way love the idea they all came out so cute.

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  64. Great idea! Came across this post a few months ago and it inspired me to do a Laundry sign. Thanks for the inspiration:) I'm your newest follower:)

    Rachel @ absolutelylovingmylife.blogspot.com

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