Monday, October 7, 2013

Thankful Sign/ Pinterest vs Reality

**I am only crafting what I have in my garage from 9/26/2013-10/31/2013. That is an important fact to remember in the month of October.
Free Printable Thankful Photo Board
                                                   Reality                                          Pinterest

This month I am all about using what I have to create.  I love this sign that Shanty2Chic created last week and I was inspired to make one.  I have had a stack of black/white pictures ready to craft with since summer.  I also had a board that when trimmed was the right size.  The ribbon was left over from another project.  My printer is on the blink so I found some precut letters left over from some project of long ago.  I am not in love with how the letters look.  I made this for a present.  I am going to make another one for my Thanksgiving mantel with other letter.  

 Step 1: Gather materials
I had printed some black/white pictures last summer when I was going to make my MIL a thank you gift for hosting us all at the river.  Did I make it? NO!  So today is the day.
I found some letters.
I decoupaged some scrapbook paper and the letters to a board that was in the scrap pile in the garage.
I backed my pictures on black cardboard so the won't curl.
My clips are different, but they were what I had.

I drilled two holes and attached some ribbon which I think ties it all together.
I am going to give it to my MIL next week when I see her.
Since I am posting this early I guess we will find out if she really reads my blog!
My Partys:
The Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and DreamingSunny Simple Sundays Party at Sunny Simple LifeSundae Scoop at I Heart NaptimeThink Pink Sundays at Flamingo ToesNifty Thrifty Sunday at Nifty Thrifty ThingsIt's Party Time at Three Mango SeedsRestyled Sundays at Stylish Once AgainSilver Pennies Sundays at Silver PenniesFrugal Crafty Home Blog Hop at A Blossoming LifeDIY Showcase Party at Minette's MazeInspired Sunday at Sunday ViewSunday Linky at Suburbs Momma


  1. Love this Thankful Sign, great job !! I really need to start using what I have in my garage, too! I love to make a sign like this.
    Thanks for stopping over at my blog. This Ole Mom

    Have a great night,

  2. Thanks for all the kind words. I took Shanty2Chic's idea and ran with it.

  3. This turned out so well. And I love that you used pre-cut letters so well. I might have to do something like this for gifts!

  4. This is really cool and I think will make a great gift! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  5. I love that you used what you had and made it look fantastic! I like it as much as the Pinterest version. So glad you shared with Inspired Sunday. You are an inspiration!

  6. Project turned out great. I am loving your 'use what I have' month. Visiting from Inspired Sunday (again) Have a great week!

  7. You have made so many fun projects. I'm thinking that your garage must be getting empty by now. lol! Love this thankful project! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. I love this idea - On my list now of things to do! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  9. Gorgeous...and I need to take a lesson from you and use what I have! You seem to be doing a great job with it!

    1. Thanks! I have been reducing my stash this month. I am not posting on this blog much anymore. It was taking more time than I had to give. I am not sharing a blog at I post every Sunday and Thursday.
      Come by and check it out.