My friend and I visited a flea market where a man was selling plaques made with license plate pieces. He also sold individual letters to make your own art. My friend wanted to make a gift for my DD and her husband so we grabbed the letters for her new last name. I found a wall plaque I'd set aside to repurpose. We started by covering the base with dp with some torn edges and she also sponged the edges with Soft Suede. Our friendly neighborhood hardware store man helped us find just the right tacks to use. We punched the holes in the license plate pieces with my Crop-a-dial and nailed the tacks to the base (my friend's hubby even got involved by helping hold the nails in place while she hammered!). I cut a couple of flourishes from a coffee sleeve from their college coffee shop and the twine in the buttons is burlap from a coffee bean sack my SIL gave me. She added a torn vellum sentiment that she also sponged. We layered a couple of corner embellishments that were leather and metal in each corner. We took it to my daughter's place and she loved it!!!
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012 GMT Views: 1048
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 76176
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 @ 1:21 AM
That is clever - so unique and individual. You've seen the licence plates here :D, it would hardly work. I love the background too, and the flourish details in the corner.
I've been thinking of you and hoping that the wedding was a wonderful day for you all.
Registered: April 6, 2005 Location: Stuarts Draft, Virginia Posts: 14313
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 @ 1:37 PM
How creative and what a unique gift idea! Love your color arrangement!
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