I had so much fun helping my cousin put together these plaques. She and her husband are in the process of renovating their first home. So exciting! They are doing it in true DIY fashion (after my own heart :) ) This is a décor piece that will be displayed in their lovely home. She designed this herself with inspiration from Pintrist. Their are many pins such as this one to glean ideas from.
Really nice! Hmmm . . I'm getting some ideas of my own :)
The one she put together is turning out really nice too! She picked a lovely font and printed out the letters to transfer to the 12X12 wooden plaques. The computer wasn't printing them big enough, so I helped by making the letters bigger with my light projector. I traced the larger image on wrapping paper (its the largest paper I had) then cut them out. Now she has paper letter stencils she can use to trace the letters onto the plaques after she stains them. Can't wait to see the finished product in her new home!
When I was helping her with this it occurred to me that making things by hand runs in my family. As a kid I watched my parents do all sorts of DIY projects. My Dad was good at wood working and helped me build my drawing desk that I still use to this day. Then their was my mom who, when we were little, taught herself how to sew. Then also my Grandparents. Grandma Millie was a great sewer and cross-stitch crafter. She taught me how to cross stitch and I remember her cross stitch patterns were as neat on the back as they were in the front. Her husband my Grandpa Herbie was also good at wood working. My parents always have used in their dinning room a cabinet hutch he made .
I was reminded again of the family trait when I was moving extra blankets around in my closet. I came across this.
A quilt made by a great Aunt. That's when it really hit me and I started thinking. . . wow, making things runs in my family.
Is there a skill in your family that spans back through the generations? Please comment below, I'd love to hear about it!