Friday, August 26, 2011

Gettin' Crafty With It

And by "it," I mean the time not spent looking for a job or contemplating the meaning of my existence... I have a lot of "it," so I decided to attempt one of the many crafty projects I have pinned. Last week I decided to attempt this project, so I hauled my cookies to Home Depot for the necessary supplies. I grabbed a bunch of free paint chip cards and then bought a bunch of thirteen cent tiles, a four dollar can of clear spray acrylic spray, and a pack of felt pads that cost a small amount that I no longer recall.

{the supplies}

I love me some paint chips...the subtle shade gradations, the whimsical names. Plus they're just so pretty.

First, I traced the tiles on the back of the paint chip.
{I don't recommend doing the tracing while also trying to take a picture.}
Next, I used the Mod Podge (decoupage glue) to stick the paint chip square to the top of the tile. I put a thin layer of glue on the back of the paint chip and then a couple of layers on top, and I let it dry overnight.  I learned my lesson and did not attempt to photograph the gluey step. The next day I coated the tiles with clear spray acrylic.  After they dried overnight, I sprayed them again.

The last thing to do was slap the felt pads on the bottom. Easy peasy.

The finished product...


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