Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Pinterest Challenge

If you're anything like me, you pin and pin and pin but never do anything but admire all those pretty pins. Kate over at Centsational Girl and a few others decided it was time to stop simply admiring and actually get to work trying out some of those projects. To inspire others to do the same, they started a quarterly Pinterest challenge. All you have to do is find something that you've pinned and actually make it. Simple enough right?? 

You can check out what Kate made and be inspired to be a DIY woodworking guru and then you can see what I made below and feel better about not being a goddess of do-it-yourself projects :)

My inspiration came from Angie at The Country Chic Cottage. She gives a great tutorial with far more detail and effort so you should check it out. I also used a letter H (for our last name) but you could easily adapt this for any letter or number. So here's the version I found on Pinterest a long time ago and am just now recreating...

I love the distressed look but I made mine using an Ikea frame that I had on hand and I'm happy with it for now. Here's mine...

I attached heavy white cardstock to the backing of the frame and used Microsoft Word to print out a large H in the style I wanted. I traced the H with chalk on the burlap and then cut it out. 

I think I'd like to put it in a distressed frame at some point but for an afternoon project, this went together really easily.

Thanks, Angie for an easy and inspiring craft project!


  1. I love it! :) Thanks for sharing with me! :) great job! :)

  2. I like it! I'm thinking about making my own.. :)

  3. I love the simplicity of ikea frames. I really like the distressed look in the original but the more modern frame fits more with the current style in our home. Thanks for all the compliments!


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