Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Craft Night at My Sweet Savannah

So for the past couple months, a few of us girls have been flocking to Melaine’s home for a craft night…Many of you know Melaine at My Sweet Savannah, if you haven’t been to her blog yet, you must ~ she is so sweet and has so much to share with the rest of us!  Last week we created a knock off of Anthropologies' zinc letters and affixed them to a distressed wooden board.
Beginning with the board itself with a few knicks and dents already applied to the pieces ~ we used a wood stain by rubbing it on with a paper towel.  while drying, we got to work on the faux paper letters picked up ahead of time from Michaels.
Painting the letters first completely black, followed up with a coat of metallic paint. We honestly couldn’t tell the difference between the real Anthropologie letter and the ones we made…unless of course you picked it up!
It was very messy, but very very very fun!
Once the letters were dry, we used an epoxy glue to adhere them to the distressed boards.  The best part was seeing everyone's creation completed. 
So mine was a little different…I decided to paint my letters white which went much better with my own home decor!  Right now, I’ve set it up in the bonus room, but hopefully it will be hung in my someday outdoor “COTTAGE” GARDEN SHED” that I dream of owning…
Craft Night is always so great, because we are shown how to create something beautiful, yet still allowed to make it our own!  I always leave My Sweet Savannah’s home on ‘Craft Night’ feeling like I truly accomplished something beautiful! 
Here are a few other items that I’ve created because of Craft Night at My Sweet Savannah’s craft night…
Picture #1 Fabric Wreath; Picture #2 Distressed Picture Frame

Thanks for coming over from My Sweet Savannah to visit me and see our latest craft night project!  Looking forward to meeting you! 
To see what else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
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Kelly said...

That is really cute! Looks like a lot of fun to go to "craft night".

Little Cottage on the Pond said...

It looks like so much fun! A great idea for a grown up gals get-together!

Heather - New House New Home said...

A craft night! What a great idea! Now who can I invite over to my place for something like this?

I like the zinc letters a lot, but your cottage in white speaks to my heart.

Fluster Buster said...

What a talented group of ladies! Looks like you all had a lot of fun. I'm following you via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

Fluster Buster


What a fun night. In this day and age of little time to complete a project, it's always nice to feel like you've accomplished something. Great job!

Heather Salazar said...

Can't wait for the next craft night.

The projects are crazy fun but the gal time is even better :)


Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

How much fun is THAT? A regular craft night? Sigh...a dream come true! I did a make your own jewelry party two years ago that was SUCH fun and planned to do it regularly with other things but.....oh we'll! You've inspired me....maybe I'll have another party!