Thursday, September 19, 2013

Scrappy Sea Horse Silhouette on Burlap

 
I decided to challenge myself by "shopping" my own craft supply....to see if I could make something...anything....for FREE......  A big thank you to Laura at The Turquoise Home for this awesome "Scrappy" Idea!    Only using what I had on hand I was able to put together this cute piece of wall art for my powder bath.  A "Scrappy Sea Horse Silhouette" on burlap and mounted on a piece of scrap wood.

Let me start by saying I took great pictures of this simple project the whole way through.  It was only when I was done I realized that I didn't have a memory card in my camera....so nothing got recorded!
 
 
To make this, I did a Google Images search for Sea Horse Silhouette and printed this one out.
 

 
I then used Mod Podge to glue the picture to the backside of a piece of scrap fabric.
 
When it was dry, I cut out the shape. 
 (Doing it this way made the fabric slightly stiff and easy to cut.)
 
Once it was cut out, the paper peeled right off the back of the fabric.
 
I painted a scrap board with off-white chalk paint and used
Mod Podge to place a scrap piece of burlap in place. 
 
ARE YOU STARTING TO SEE WHY I CALLED THIS A "SCRAPPY" Sea Horse????
 
I used matte Mod Podge again to glue down the seahorse, brushing it on liberally, front and back. 
 
When it was dry I applied furniture tacks to the four corners for a more finished look.
 
Voila.....
 
 
There you have it.... a simple project with a FREE price tag.....
....and THAT, I like! 
 
Do you ever "shop" your craft supplies to create something for FREE?

 
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10 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS! I have a beach themed guest room I am putting together, this would be perfect...and so simple! Pinned it!
    ~Kelly @ http://eyesonthesource.com/

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    1. Thanks Kelly... So glad you like it.... After I posted it, I was looking at the pics and realized the mod podge is still wet in the pics!! It truly does dry clear and looks great. Good luck with your guest room!

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  2. This is adorable! I've always had a love of seahorses! :)

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    1. Thank you Sonya. So glad you stopped by!

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  3. Awesome job....now I know what to do for my sister's "beach inspired" powder room....very inspiring!

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    1. Thanks Christine...So glad you liked it!

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  4. Wow! I really like this!!! Love how you used what you had. Thanks,too, for stopping by my blog! Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane. Using what I had was the best part of it!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Oh how fun is this. I love this idea. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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