Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Reversible Door Sign from Recycled Materials

Just in case you missed my guest post last Tuesday...here it is!

We meet again CSI Project Readers!  What a pleasure it is to return with another project for you.  I am Christine from Christine & Co.

As a crafty blogger, I enjoy recycling things that would otherwise end up in a landfill. After looking through my recycle "pile,"  I came up with this sign for my older boyo's bedroom.  He is coming up on twelve, so I wanted to make something he would appreciate.


I started with these two objects...


Respectively, a piece of scrap wood and the protective plastic thingy from a package of DVDs.  Yeah, that's me taking the picture--hi.


With a sanding block,  I roughed up the plastic. I know, I know--what did it ever do to me?  Really, I just wanted to make sure the Mod Podge would stick. 

After Mod Podging some card stock to both sides, I started flipping through old magazines.  I was searching for some words that would work for the "you-can-come-in-if-you-like" side. 



While I was looking for words, I came across a creature that was totally meant to be on the "at-your-own-risk" side. More about him in a minute...




For the wood piece, I used a fun scrap book paper that resembled notebook paper.  Which I felt was appropriate considering he is supposed to be doing his homework in there--ahem.*

 I used foam stamps and StazOn ink in stone gray to make the word "enter."


I punched a hole in the top of my disc with my Crop-A-Dile, in order to tie a piece of leather cord onto it.


I stapled the other end of the cord to the back of the wood.  Here's that dude I was telling you about...


Oh yeah, there's no way I'm going in there.   I wrote the words in black marker and tore the paper to make it extra creepy.  I've seen his room, trust me--it works!

*This project and post have been approved by Prince One.

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5 comments:

  1. I love your work!!!! Great job!!!

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  2. Haha- love the monster! Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter- good luck:)

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  3. very creative. nice job.

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  4. Love, and may make a magnetic one for the dishwasher!

    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/05/calling-all-crafters-5th-edition.html

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