Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thankful word art

Remember this project?
It's true, I have saved the top to this for over a year now, knowing that I would eventually get around to making a sign out of it like I wanted to.  When Thanksgiving was approaching I realized that I have very little Fall/Thanksgiving decor and decided I would do well to read the word 'thankful' many times a day for several weeks.  I truly do have so many blessings yet I am often wrapped up in the details of life being so daily that I forget to stop all the time and be thankful.  I love how this turned out and I'm glad I picked that word.

This is what I did:
I wrote out the word 'thankful' on heavy cardstock.  Then I went back and traced around my original lines, making the letters thicker.  I cut them out, traced them onto patterned paper, and mod podged them onto the 'canvas'.  I felt like it needed a little bit of a border so I cut out some papers and glued those down around the edge.  That's it!



  1. Awesome! It took me a second look to realize what your "canvas" was!!! You are so good at reusing things and turning them into something useful and wonderful to add to the spirit of your home!

  2. Just getting caught up! Love your art. Love that Emma is getting sorry she was so sick! Love that you got an awesome tree even though you didn't get to pick it out. Love that you have 3 kiddies with birthdays this time of year...who planned that?!:) Love all of your creativity and your posts and you.