Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Guest Post: My Handcrafted Home


I can't believe Ashley is letting me guest post here today! I'm Rhiannon and I blog over at My Handcrafted Home



A couple of months ago my brother got married and I wanted to make him and my new sister-in-law something nice for their house that would be personal too. So here's what I made...




I totally ripped it off from here:


Personalised 'Mr And Mrs' Word Print


I LOVE this website. They have the most amazing ideas (that I can totally copy). And their prices aren't bad, I just am very cheap into making things personally because it means more :)

Here's how I did it. (Mostly I just did this by eye, you could be much more precise but I'm not nearly patient enough!)




First I did a start line in pencil using my letter stamps as height guides. I went up until it looked like the bottom and top margins were similar.




Like so.



I then measured for the first set of letters using my stamps as a guide. (The triangle ruler is my 'line')



Then continue...




Remembering to leave gaps for the 'mr and mrs (insert married name here)'.

Pop the names in your other colour. Rub out the pencil lines, when the ink is VERY dry. And you're ready to frame!





I'm really pleased with how it turned out, though I wish I'd used a blunter pencil, not a looks-like-a-pen pencil because if you look really close you can see the lines still.




But I still LOVE it! And luckily so did they.



It was quite simple, a little time consuming, but no longer than an hour for the letters part. I made the frame a while back here

I must admit that I was tempted to stamp in some rude words, and I nearly did 'poo' but forgot on the last 'o' when I got to it. Now it just says the name of a Teletubby. Gutted.

Don't have any weddings coming up? What about 'you and me' as a gift for your special someone? Or a simple quote hidden? It's so versatile so you can totally make it your own.

Thanks so much Ashley for letting me share! And I'd love to see any versions you make yourselves!




















4 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea--super creative! I am loving this! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love this! I am thinking I need one for my house. so cute!

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  3. This is so cute. I have no patience so I would have printed it on Word! Great wedding gift! (:

    XO

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  4. I love your blog! I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll check out my blog at loveathomes.blogspot.com & follow along! Thanks for hosting the party...I linked up!

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