Thursday, November 15, 2012

THANKSGIVING SUBWAY ART

I was lucky enough to be invited to do a guest post for I Should Be Mopping the Floor.  I love that blog and if you're unfamiliar with it, you should go check it out.  If you missed this little piece of Thanksgiving Subway Art when I posted it over there, I'm sharing it again today here.
 I started out with this wooden tag I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby after the 4th of July last summer.
I gave it a couple of coats of spray paint using Valspar's La Fonda Copper, which is actually a deep orange, fall-ish tone.
 I had some scrapbook stickers, also from Hobby Lobby.  (I have never made a scrapbook page, but I swoon every time I'm in the scrapbook supply aisle because they have such really cool stuff.)
One of the pages was full of Thanksgiving and other fall holiday stickers which were perfect for this project.
I'll share with you my trick for laying out subway style art without a lot of headaches.  Make a photocopy of the stickers you plan to use, cut them out and play around with the arrangement.  

When you have the paper cut-outs arranged the way you want, snap a picture of it.  (I used my cellphone.)
Now that you have a layout plan, adhere the stickers to your desired surface.  I added some gem embellishments and a ribbon for hanging and in less than an hour, I had a cute and inexpensive piece of  Thanksgiving art that won't take up a lot of storage space when the holiday is over.  
 
I'd like to thank Kristi one more time for letting me guest post on her wonderful blog, I Should Be Mopping The Floor.  



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8 comments:

  1. I love subway art and tags. Great idea Danni.

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  2. I've never scrapbooked either but I LOVE that aisle at Michael's! It has the coolest stuff! ~ Maureen

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  3. That's really cute Danni, and what a great tip for laying out your design before you stick it down. Wish I would have had that tip before I made some of my scrapbook pages! lol

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  4. I love this just as much the second time around. I happily visited this while it was guest posting and am happy to see it make an appearance on your own blog as well.

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  5. What a great transformation. Even cuter the second time.
    Steph
    swtboutique.blogspot.com

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  6. So so cute Danni - I love this - I may do it for the Christmas tree

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  7. So cute! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  8. Hey Danni - Super cute....love me some hobby lobby!
    Thanks so much for linking up and linking back last week at the Humble Brag! Even though its Black Friday, hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects. Don't forget, we will be giving away more free ad space! :)
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-8/

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