All this month I am going to post easy crafts that are very inexpensive. I think that they would all make great Christmas gifts (as a matter of fact, many of them will be Christmas gifts). The crafts will include crochet (with simple stitches), scrapbooking, and general crafts. I will include a tutorial with them all. Also, keep an eye out for some link round-ups for even more ideas that I have found while searching the 'net.
I was perusing through blogland the other day and saw the CUTEST vintage alphabet wall hanging at "That's my Alphabet". I knew immediately I had to make this for my new classroom this coming school year.
I used my swagbucks search engine to look for some free printable vintage flash cards. Imagine my squeals of delight when I found these beautiful free cards at "The Handmade Home"!
Okay, now I knew I had to get to Dollar Tree and PRAY that they had some wall plaques I could re-cover. I ran in and flew down the picture frame aisle (I am not exaggerating!) and almost missed the perfect plaques hidden in the back of the shelf! Score for me!
Want to make one? Here's what I did:
Vintage Alphabet Wall Hanging Tutorial
what you need:
3- 10 x 10 pieces of board, heavy cardboard, plaques, etc
vintage or regular alphabet flash cards (I have some freebie flash cards linked below too!)
scrapbook paper that coordinates with the cards you choose
old nail file or fine sandpaper
1. Print out your flashcards onto index cards or cardstock. I printed mine as 3x5 photos so that they would be the right size for my board.
5. Using Mod-Podge, I attached my alphabet cards to my background pieces. Placing them in this order helps keep everything straight and even:
6. Coat the entire think in Mod-Podge one more time and allow it to dry. I sprayed a little clear sealant on mine to add some gloss because I have matte Mod-Podge.
That's it! Your Wall Hangings are ready!! Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and give this a try! For $3, you cannot go wrong!
Vintage Flash Cards
Cute Flash Cards