Monday, October 26, 2009

What a bit of paint will do...

Several days ago my husband asked if we had a display plaque or something along that line. He wanted it for a poem written by one of our sweet ladies at church regarding the anniversary of our church. We did not - but told him I would look next time at the Dollar Tree.

No blank placque ones were available but this was what I found: 100_2306 It was the size I wanted and with some paint it could be transformed. While there at the display I thought why not pick up a total of four. I figured I could do something right, wrong or otherwise with the remaining three.

100_2293Since this was going to be hung in our Sunday School class room I opted for a very plain style...my likes might not be what some of the other class members would like...so plain and simple it was. Painted it black - glued down poem from the newspaper and the business card our pastor uses...job complete.

That left me with three - figured while I had the paint out...glue gun...wooden letters...etc I would do them for Halloween, Christmas, and 4th of July.  100_2319100_2318 100_2309 May do some more tweaking with the Christmas and July ones when the time comes to display them...but this is how they look right now

Just look what some paint can do to create something so very different.

15 comments:

julieQ said...

Love the original plaque...but your imagination with the others is just wonderful!

Kristie said...

You are so creative!! Very nice ideas! I just love the Dollar Tree, we actually have a Dollar Discount here in town, I hit it every payday! :)
Kristie

Jen said...

Hi Amelia
Great idea-will keep this one in mind! Have a great week!

Darlene said...

Those are wonderful. I think you did a fabulous job on each one of them!

Hazel said...

What a talented lady ,you've always got some little trick up your sleeve ,great idea's .

Stacey said...

You are so creative! Great job. :)

Amanda said...

You are so creative with your 'cheap' finds. I can follow other people's ideas, and sometimes tweak them a bit, but I'm not so good at creating from scratch. These look great.

Suzan said...

Great way to use Dollar Store stuff!

Marilyn said...

So nice. You are so creative!

Tropical Screamer said...

Very clever. :)

Darilyn

Granny Lyn said...

those are sooo crafty! I loved their original look, but now they are so personalized! and what an honor to the poem, to be posted in a loving way!

DeAnna S. said...

Great size for just about anything and inexpensive also. Good work and imagination on the holiday plaques. Thanks for sharing.

DeAnna S. said...

Great idea and inexpensive also. Good work on the holiday plaques. I just love the Dollar Tree. I find wonderful treasures in there.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Amelia, You are one talented crafty chick! :) These look great! ...and I love Dollar Tree!

Hope all has been well with you! Wanted to drop in and say HI! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Christina said...

Great uses for all of the plaques. Lots of creativity. Great idea looking at Dollar Tree for something to accomplish your goals.