Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bridal Shower Gift

So last Saturday one of my favorite friends had her wedding shower. Being who I am, I couldn't just give her any gift. I had to create! It took some inspiration, but I finally found it... Here's how it went...

I started with three of these... laying them out.. to make sure they would 'connect' correctly.


One I was happy, I moved on to this...

 I measured the wholes on the right side of the fan, so I could drill an equal hole on the left side... I figured that this time, I was going to string wire behind the fan to hang it... 
Then came the drill! Whoop Whoop!
 When I prime, I always use the Kilz. Good Stuff.
 So I primed them all.. (Well prior I had cleaned off the dusty-nastiness that came with them..
 I let them dry, then painted them with an 'off-white.' 
After that, I had laid out the letters that I wanted to stencil on...
 Here's the letters traced..
 ... and painted!
 ' Hold  me close, don't ever let go.'

And this is the back... I attempted this... I used little stick, like Popsicle sticks.. and used hot glue to attach..

 Hot Glue Gun! Looks so.. 70's. I love it.
 Final product, hung on my wall!

The bride enjoyed it.Got some rave reviews. Total Success.

The quote is from a song called 'Diamond' by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers.
It's one of my favorites from them.



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6 comments:

Lori said...

Your project is right before mine on power of paint. Great job on our sign. Love that song.

Autum said...

What a clever use for fan blades! I always see fans when thrifting but never thought to use the blades.

NC Sue said...

Wow. That's awesome - I love it!

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Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing this fun project. I love it and I'm sure your friend will treasure it because it was made with love.

Kara said...

Your sign turned out super cute!! Love personalized gifts, and what a fun reuse way to make them! Great job!

radn said...

Love what is says. Th signs look great.

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