Monday was Presidents day, so that meant that Brett and the boys were home for a 3 day weekend, which meant that I got a 3 day weekend as well. We started Monday by going out to breakfast, and then we spent the rest of the day hanging out at home. I decided to take advantage of my day off to finish up a few crafts that I had been wanting to get to.
So, I really felt like we needed to display the family proclamation somewhere were we could see it daily in our home, but I didn't just want to frame it. So, I came up with an idea to jazz it up a bit. So here is a mini tutorial to show you what I did. (Sorry about the lack of pictures, but it is easy and I don't think that you will need them.)
First: You need a copy of the proclamation. I re-formatted the proclamation on my computer using different fonts to make it look a little prettier. (If you would like me to send you a copy of my re-formatted proclamation, let me know.)
Second: Find some cute paper to print it out on. I found some scrapbook paper in my stash that had the "look" that I was trying to achieve. (Which for me was an aged look)
Third: Beg or bribe your husband to get him to cut you a piece of wood to your desired size. (If that doesn't work or seems like too much effort, just head to your local craft store and pick up a wooden plaque). My sweet husband cut my plaque for me (thank you Brett) from some scrap wood we had lying around.
My plaque measures 9" x 12"
Fourth: Drill 2 holes near the top of the plaque to run your ribbon through.
Fifth: Paint your wood and distress if you so desire.
Sixth: Get out your Mod Podge and adhere your proclamation to the plaque. (helpful hint: once you lay your proclamation on the plaque, use a rolling pin to smooth it out to make sure that there are no bubbles under your paper) Once your proclamation is adhered, let it dry and then begin applying coats of Mod Podge over your paper to give it a nice finish and ensure that it is properly adhered. (I applied 3 coats)
Seventh: Run your ribbon through the holes and tie it into a bow to finish of the plaque.
Here is the finished product:
And here it is displayed on my little table:
That's it! Now hang it on the wall or place it on an easel and enjoy. Easy!!!! Now on to the next project!
*UPDATE* Wow! I had no idea that there was this much response to this little project. I have uploaded the file here for you to use! Enjoy!