Sunday, December 11, 2011

Snowflake Art

Our kitchen is lacking something.  A lovely backsplash.  We can’t make a tile decision to save our lives so we leave it as is and I fill the empty space with pretty art.

I wanted something a little festive to hang out behind our stove…

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I decided on snowflake art!  Snowflakes are great because they last through the winter months.  Who wants to go through lots of DIY work for two weeks worth of fun?

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The process to make this snowflake art is very similar to the gift I made for my brother.  (You can read about that here..unless you are my brother.)

  • Purchase a 2x2 sheet of plywood. 
  • Make your significant other cut it down to size. (Ours was 22” square.)
    • You could do this yourself.  Just don’t tell my husband.
  • Paint the board a background color. (White for our piece.)  Let dry.
  • Borrow your mom’s Cricut to cut out a bunch of snowflakes. 
    • I imagine you could also cut your very own.
  • Spray back of snowflakes with craft spray adhesive.
  • Apply snowflakes to painted board.  Press down edges well.  
  • Use spray paint to cover board and silhouette (Black for our piece.)
  • Let dry.
  • Remove snowflakes.
  • Beg your significant other to cut a frame out of leftover colonial molding from your recent powder room make-over.  Use wood glue to apply the frame to the painted board.
  • Fill in corners and paint the frame.
  • Enjoy your lovely new snowflake masterpiece.

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Linking up to: Dare to DIY @NewlyWoodwards (Be sure to check out all of the lovely decked halls.  Fa la la la la.), Centsational Girl, HomeStoriesAtoZ, The Inspired Room

On a completely unrelated note, tomorrow is Décor and the Dog’s first birthday.  I love a good birthday so consider it a celebration.  There will be lots of wisdom sharing (from you and me) and a giveaway!

Happy Birthday dear little blog!

28 comments:

  1. You know I love it, but I don't have time to DIY another thing! :) Your kitchen is so ridiculously gorgeous and spotless too!! You know I love that!!

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  2. Great idea! Now I am thinking about what other things to make like this....Thanks for the inspiration ;)
    And I agree with Noelle, your kitchen is beautiful!!

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  3. Such a cute idea! It's nice to have some Christmas/winter decor in the kitchen (and your kitchen is amazing by the way!).

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  4. Pretty! And no, you can't cut the plywood by yourself (Andy... if you're reading this...)

    Happy bloggy birthday!

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  5. that looks so perfect in your kitchen!! you should leave it up year-round! :) and how perfect that you had most everything on hand already!

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  6. I have a thing for snowflakes (the crafted kind mostly and only a little bit for the real kind) so of course I loved yours. Your DIY art looks great and is a wonderful gift for your brother.

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  7. Love this and your kitchen is immaculate! Where's all your stuff?
    Already a follower! xo, laura

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  8. Cute! I'm excited for your bloggy birthday - It's been a great year reading your posts and oogling your pictures (in a less creepy way than that sounds, haha!). Can't wait to celebrate tomorrow!

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  9. I like it! If we put art in that area of our house it would be dirty within moments - husband is a messy cook but he cooks so I keep him :)

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  10. This is super cute, Michelle. And I could imagine this could turn into art for any time of the year. I think the frame around it makes it, so be extra nice to that husband of yours for the work he put into it. =)

    Thanks for linking up!

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  11. Personally I like that there's no backsplash! It gives you the opportunity to make changes like this at your whim. It's a neat winter season idea! Now you can plan for a spring idea :-)

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  12. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found you via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  13. Perfection!! I am always coming up with good reasons (like this) to buy myself a Cricut yet miraculously I still don't have one!

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  14. I love this! It's so cute. I completely agree - I like sticking to Christmas decor I can leave up after the holidays because it's so much work to put up for only a couple weeks. Plus, it's so pretty I like to enjoy it for much longer!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Too cute! I love how you made it seasonal so get you more out of it.

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  16. I really love this...and your kitchen is so beautiful!!

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  17. Cute! Happy blog birthday! I make my significant other cut everything. He doesn't trust me with his precious power tools, so he doesn't put up a fight. I think I'll play dumb for as long as possible. :)

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  18. This is so great! I love how graphic it is.

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  19. You have such a beautiful kitchen! I love the artwork above the stove. I can totally relate to having a hard time deciding on a backsplash. We are just now finalizing our granite for our kitchen reno and the backsplash will be next. I know I'm going to be completely indecisive about it!

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  20. I love it! You're right that snowflakes are great since they last all season long!

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  21. I want a Cricut. This is adarable! You even made your own frame?! Over-achiever ;)

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  22. Your kitchen is so beautiful, spacious, and bright! I am having kitchen envy. I have followed for awhile as a lurker, but had to comment at some point right? :) I will be starting my own blog up here soon as well. Yours is a definite inspiration for that! We design around our dogs too, except they really are more furchildren at this point :)

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  23. Your kitchen is gorgeous! And I love using art as a backsplash! Great idea!

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