I had a lot of fun making this little project - it was a make it all up as you go along kind of thing. Basically, I had the frame from a million years ago and I wanted to do something with it and I've been loving chevron stuff... and I've always loved yellow and quotes so this just sort of combined lots of things I love!
And if you want to make your own, you can download the quote and print it out yourself (for free)!
- Yellow and white paint (+ paintbrush, palette)
- Free Billie Monster printable found here
- Free "Lemon" printable you can download below
- Paint-able frame
- X-acto knife
- Yellow glitter (glue)
- Yellow rhinestones (+ adhesive)
Grab all your supplies and printables and paint your entire frame white, using as many coats as you need until you get the solid white coat you want. Then cut out your chevron pattern from the BillieMonster printable (and maybe leave her some comment love to tell her how much you like the printable)! Use your template (found here at Billie Monster) to paint yellow chevron pattern-y "stripes" on your frame. I used acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby because that's just what I had and it worked with my wooden frame.
I started at the top and just painted through the template and then moved it down as I painted more and more... this method resulted in some messiness and I had to go back and cover up some mistakes, but I was impatient and this way was what came to mind...
After you get all your yellow chevrons in painted, you can go back with your white paint and fix any paint you smeared. After I finished all this, I was thinking about what to put in my new frame, but it was so busy that I just wasn't sure...
And eventually I just decided that I would make my own. I love quotes and think this one is pretty funny and I knew the lemons would go with the paint, so this is what I whipped up...
(This image is original size and you can click on it and then click "Save as" to save it to your computer and then print it out and have your own! I've also uploaded it to Scribd here, but for some reason, the program keeps re-sizing this to 8.5 x 11-inches and obviously that distorts the quote... but maybe you can re-size it and get it to look right, but I recommend just getting it here/from Photobucket and let me know if you have problems - I can always just send it! And, as always, it's really the polite thing to do to become a follower if you download it!)
This quote was still a little plain after I made it so I grabbed some rhinestones and yellow glitter glue and had some more fun...
I put the glitter glue into the dots in the word "tequila" and then I put some rhinestones on the little stars above the word "lemons" (note the arrows directing you below).
Let it all dry and pop that pretty new quote into your frame and voila! A fun, cheery little work of art (that I made entirely with stuff I had on hand and nothing all that expensive anyways)!
As always, if you make something with the printable or inspired by this post, I'd absolutely LOVE to see it! (Seriously, I'm not just saying that - I really genuinely love to see stuff like that and I'd love to feature it here!)
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