She confessed that, after a while, she started to feel inadequate. The authors of the blogs appear to have spotless homes and churn out a seemingly endless number of projects without ever breaking a sweat.
I totally get what she’s saying. And although I think I’m pretty upfront about my more bozo-ish moments I too tend to present the “magazine/fairy tale” version of my life sometimes.
However, at the risk of upsetting her further, I must confess, I did just whip up this project this morning (you know, after the bluebirds finished dressing me but before the dwarfs left for work). It was so dang easy!
Also, in all honesty, part of the reason it went quickly was because I had several parts “on hand” and I used a few tools not everyone will have.
But, I think there are easy tool workarounds and though you might not be able to make it in a few hours it won’t take much longer.
I’ve had it sitting around for a while and every time I come across it I think “I’ve got to do something with this.” And this morning I figured it out. It’s a variation on my subway signs and could work with about any image you chose.
- A copy of the image
- A piece of plywood for the “backer” (mine is painted black with the edges sanded away)
- Wood strips cut to size (you could do the same with heavy cardboard)
- Mod Podge
- A foam brush (not pictured)
- A pin nailer or hot glue gun
- Scrap wood for spacers (not pictured either… sorry)
I scanned the map and resized it in Photoshop (Staples or kinkos could do the same)
After the map strips had dried I trimmed any excess, sanded them a little and glued them into place on the spacers and gave them a finishing coat of Mod Podge to seal them.
I’m kinda crazy about this idea and actually this is just a prototype to see what it would look like. What I plan to do is take the graphic to Staples and have them blow it up to poster size and I’ll do the same thing but on a larger scale.