August 16, 2011

Laundry Signs

I have a theory.  I think that if a laundry room looks a little more decorated that you'll have a strong urge to do your laundry and it will even be fun.  Okay, not really, but I'm still going to try to make a laundry room look cute today anyhow.  These are a couple of signs for my mom's laundry room.  They were fun and easy to make.


Here's a closer look at each one.



Here's how I did it.  I cut a piece of cardboard (or two layers of cardstock) the size of the opening in the frame.  Then I cut a piece of fabric a little larger than the cardboard to cover it.  I used Aleene's brush on Super gel.  (It's like super glue, but thicker.  It dries super fast, which is always helpful.  You could probably use the spray glue or decoupage as well.)



I printed off the words in a font I liked, cut them out, and antiqued the edges with a ink pad.


I attached the signs and everything else I added with Aleene's tacky dots.  I love glue dots because they stick extremely well and there's no drippy or stringy glue.


I added buttons and a mini-clothesline with socks to the other.


Throw them in the frame and you're done.


Now, it's time to actually do some laundry.

See you tomorrow for Wake Up Wednesday.

16 comments:

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

These are so cute! I think I would have a stronger urge to do laundry if my laundry room was cuter, and didn't cost $1.50 per load, and didn't eat half the money I put in, and wasn't shared with people downstairs who have had bedbugs 5 times... haha. Someday! :)

The Smith Family said...

Way cute! If only I actually had a laundry room instead of a laundry "closet"! Still...sounds better than the comment above mine!

gina said...

Cute! Where did you get those frames and what size is the frame and the "picture" area?
Thanks!

No and Jen said...

oh my gosh! love it. how did you do the frames?

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The Miller Five said...

WAY cute!! My laundry room is in our unfinished basement. Not cute or inviting!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

My laundry room is more like a mini hallway, but I love it because it's between the kitchen and the backdoor. I definitely need to make it cuter so it's not so boring! Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

I love your laundry signs! I created one awhile back for my mom for Mother's Day using those little clothespins - so cute!
Check it out:

http://simplyfabulous-evanne.blogspot.com/2011/05/laundry-room-sign.html

Unknown said...

That must be my problem.... my laundry room isn't cute enough!!! This would help. I will have to work on it.

Deanna said...

have you ever made your own glue dots?
I make mine using Aileen's take it over and over again glue. Works like a charm (*whisper* and sooo cheap!)

Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady said...

Dang! These are cute. The button one especially!
Lindsay

Haven said...

You always have the best ideas!

MOMMY TALK WITH STEPH said...

I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I found your blog a few days ago and I absolutely love it! I will have to try this. I don't like doing laundry, maybe if I make these I will. :) Thank you for all your posts! You are awesome.

Kellie said...

I just found your blog and I'm in LOVE! You are amazing!

Kellie said...

I just found your blog and I'm in LOVE! You are amazing!

Ramblings of a Redhead said...

Those are so cute! You have the cutest projects going on!

Ramblings of a Redhead said...

Those are so cute! You have the cutest projects going on!

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