Admit it…you like to craft. Maybe you aren’t good at it, but everyone (or most people, men included) enjoy creating something fun and useful. Men and women who use power tools are in essence crafting. I know my husband enjoys getting his craft on (although he would never admit this to his friends)!
Today’s blog was inspired by several people/events. First, Christa and I had so much fun making crafts at our blogging conference. One of our goals was to use some of the products/techniques we learned about at SNAP in our blog posts.
Second, while we were there we met a very “cool” lifestyle blogger/author named Rachel Hollis. Rachel has a BIG TIME blog and she and her employees create lots of interesting blog posts. One of her recent posts talked about making a cute sign to put on your front door when you have guests coming over and you are in the back. Here is a link to her website: The Chic Site (check it out, it is pretty awesome) and the link to her sign project. You might also remember her from the bikini picture she posted on her Instagram that went viral. Third, we met a very sweet girl at the Elmer’s Glue table at the conference who used glue to make all kinds of cute decorative items. We decided to incorporate glue into our craft.
Finally, we like to get together with our freezer meal girls periodically to talk about next month’s menu and this provided a way for us to chat freezer meals and to also create a fun craft to take home!
light weight small wooden boards
Elmer’s Glue (optional)
Step 1: Pick out your board and decide whether your sign will be vertical or horizontal. If you are going to drill holes for the ribbon, do that now.
Step 2: Paint your board. Once it is dry you can paint on Elmer’s glue if you want a textured look. You do not have to use glue. If you choose to use the glue, let it dry and then paint another coat of paint.
*** This was probably one of the most fun parts of the afternoon. Listening to 9 women trying to figure out what was the best wording to let people know to either come inside or that you are in the backyard was hilarious!!
Some of our sayings:
We are in the back
Come on in!
Please come in
We’re out back