A few weeks ago I mentioned to BBC that I was planning a surprise project for him. That child doesn't forget things such as this. While he was at his Mamu's today I decided to give it a go. The end project turned out even better than I imagined!
My original plan was to take a piece of scrap wood, have DH drill holes around the edge with a spade bit and then paint the message. A bit ambitious for a last minute project, I know.
We both started brainstorming options. As I was heading to the garage to start digging I passed this in the foyer. See that frame in the background? That was a project from earlier this season that didn't quite turn out as envisioned. Perfect chance for a do-over!
I got a set of LED lights that change between red and green at Walgreen's on clearance earlier tonight. They didn't fit through the holes and I almost abandoned until I got the brainy idea to take off the bulb covers. Yay! That also got DH off the hook which made him quite happy.
With him off the hook, I decided to give myself a break, too. I jumped on the computer and used word art to quickly make the words. Next I printed them out and pasted them to a piece of foam board cut to fit the opening of the frame. I could have stopped there but wanted to jazz it up a bit more.
I grabbed a couple tools of the trade...
and it gave just the right touch of bling.
I needed to add a couple of pieces of foam board to make it tight in the frame. To finish it all off, I taped down the cords between the lights in the back so everything would stay in place.
Here it is all finished again. I can't wait for BBC to see it! We will hang it out front somewhere prominent so Santa will be sure to see.
Are you still doing last minutes projects, too?
~Southern Fried Gal
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