May 19, 2011

Ballard Design inspired.

Last year this picture showed up in Ballard Design's catalog and I remember several projects that were created using this as an inspiration.

Like this
found at Nikki's Nifty Knacks

and this

found at b3 Home Designs

This has been on my to do list since I first started seeing them and I finally got around to making my own. (Better late than never right?). I didn't take step by step pictures but you will get the idea.

I used foam wreaths from the Dollar Tree, which they don't seem to carry anymore :(. I got 6 of them (thank goodness I got them while they had them).

I tried spray painting them black but they didn't look right. I think I got a matte black and it just turn out aweful. So what I did was I wrapped them in black ribbon.

I also got 6 round silver trays from the Dollar tree and hot glued the wreath to it. Using my Cricut and a program call Sure Cuts A Lot I cut out letters using the font Black Rose.

After cutting the letters out I used Modge Podge and then covered them in Martha Steward glitter (the best glitter in my opinion) to give them some depth. I used the color Onyx.

See so sparkly.

It took me forever to come up with a word. If you have been following my blog for any length of time you know about my love for words. I have been wanting to do this project for almost a year now and I had so many words I wanted to use. Just like in the original I love the word create and thought about using that. I also thought about the words family, love and faith. I had a really hard time deciding. Since these would be going above my bed I finally figured out what word I wanted to use.

If you can't tell it says dreams. I tried to get a good pic but I was using the camera on my phone and the plates kept reflecting the light in funny ways. It looks so good in person.

After I got them all hung up I thought of one more little thing I wanted to add

Using black scrapbooking paper and my Cricut again I cut out the word sweet. I used the font Baroque Script this time.

I love how it turned out. Now I can go to bed every night with sweet dreams.

My next project is going to be a headboard, which has been on my to do list forever also, but I know that I will get it done one day :).

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  1. Very cool! I love the trays, what a great idea. Plus the ribbon adds a little something special!

  2. Great job! I'm a new follower of yours and I'd love if you linked up to Sew Woodsy.

  3. I have a letter wall and will definitely have to add one of yours to my collection. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. Check me out (and my letter wall) at www.

  4. What a cute idea!

    I would LOVE if you would link up your project to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} Linky Party! We're also hosting a giveaway, so don't forget to sign up! :)

    I'm also your newest follower. We would LOVE a follow back if you love our blog too!

    Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

  5. I LOVE this! What a great idea and so cute! I am your newest follower and would love it if you checked out my blog and followed me too! Thanks!

  6. So cute! New follower from the show your craft side hop. Hope you'll take a moment and pop on over to my blog also.

    Sandy~ Cherished Handmade Treasures

  7. this is a really cute project! I am glad I am not the only one who noticed dollar tree isn't carrying those foam wreath forms anymore. I loved those! Thanks for sharing at my party this week. Chris

  8. Hi Kelly, Your wall art is adorable. Love the rim of the platters showing...great idea. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party - I greatly appreciate it. I am a little behind commenting...but I have featured this last week. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn