3/15/11

"Lucky" decorative board

This is my "Lucky" decorative board (I don't know what else to call it)

I kind of thought this up as I went along, but I absolutely love how it turned out!



I started off with some scrapbook paper, paint brush, mod podge and the bottom of an old dresser. It is just some particle board. You could use any wood though.


The first step is to cut your scrapbook paper into squares. It doesn't matter what size, just as long as they are all the same size.

Now you should have several different colors of squares

I first laid them all out on my board to get an idea of how I wanted it to look

Then I started to glue them on the board.

Make sure you are getting all the bubbles out as you go. Use a finger that doesn't have any glue on it to spread the paper flat.

Then once you have all your squares glued on I turned my board over and trimmed off most of the over lapping paper, leaving about 1/2 in.

Then I glued what was left to the back of the board, so the sides were covered in paper as well.

This is what you should have so far.

Now start spreading Mod Podge all over the front, I was pretty generous with it too. I wanted it all covered really well.
Then let it dry completely.

I wanted a little bit of a rustic look, so I took some Minwax wood finish to it.

I took an old rag and dipped and spread it all over the board. I wiped most of it off, but I liked the rustic look.

I then took a piece of brown 12x12 card stock and added my the vinyl that I wanted.
I just glued it on and added more mod podge over all of it.
I wanted to give it a more framed look, so I took some brown ribbon and glued it all the way around.


I added a little jewel to the shamrock
I think it turned out pretty cute! I think I am going to keep this up year round!!!

8 comments :

  1. So cute, Trina! I love it!!

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  2. This is cute, i think it turned out great too! And it looked like fun to make...modge podge is cool, hehe.

    Tnx for linking this up as well!!

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  3. this is so pretty!! I had no idea it was that big but I love it! :) Thanks for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  4. This is so cute. I love that it is something that I can easily find the supplies and make myself. I am always coming across crafts that use fancy machines or specific items that I cannot find in my local stores. Thanks for sharing this, I cannot wait to make it.

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  5. Very sweet! I like the green papers! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  6. Super cute- love the words you chose too! Thanks for linking this up!

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