February 07, 2011

Word of the Year Sign

This year I picked a word to focus on.  My goals are centered around this word.  My word is "stretch."  I'm trying to reach outside myself a bit more this year and I wanted to put my word up somewhere where I would see it.  So, today I'm going to show you what I did.  It was cheap and fairly easy to do.

I bought a long narrow frame from Wal-mart for $3.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the white background.  (It's "starburst grid" if you want it in their online store.)   I pressed it onto the backside of the glass so that what you actually see when you look at the frame straight on is the sticky part.  I cut off the flap on the back of the frame.

Now this is what I had left.  I cut out my word, which I placed on the front side of the glass.  That way when I want to change my word next year I can peel it off, but the white background will remain because it's on the other side.  I'll add my new word on the front again.

I used some glue dots to keep the glass in since I removed the flap that would normally hold it.

And there you have it.  It's not hung up yet (hence my hand is in the picture holding it up).  It's actually part of a big gallery area I'm finishing that goes down my stairway.  I'll show it to you later this week.  (Oh...the suspense.)

Thank you so much for reading.


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