I get these random ideas about projects. I’m at the gym or grocery shopping and think “wouldn’t it be totally cool if I…….”
Often times that’s as far as it goes. Sometimes I make it and realize that it was not, in fact, cool at all and sometimes I put it together and think “yup. cool!” and then….. I’m not quite sure what to do with it. Is it just for me? A product? A tutorial?
I’m tagging this as a tutorial but it’s not so much a tutorial as an “I did this. If you are not obsessed with using scrap wood you could do this too!… but more easily.”
and cut it into three 8″ squares that I then painted white and roughed up and didn’t take pictures of (write that down. “Not taking pictures” is a key step in this project).
With yet more scrap 1/4 ” plywood and using my scroll saw I cut three, six inch circles and printed out my favorite Dairy Labels. The circles were painted white on the edges and the dairy labels were Mod Podged into place.
*Mitered corners are not my friend. I should stick with butt joints. I was contemplating calling this post “I Like Butt Joints and I Cannot Lie” but thought that might attract an iffy crowd.
More scrap wood spacers were glued into place and then the dairy label disk was pin-nailed onto that.
Dairy label shadow box wall art. Maybe for a kitchen.Or perhaps just sitting around on a table that randomly has flowers on it. You know, whatever works for youSo, how you can do it better and more easily?
Right click on the link for the high res download.
Some other great vintage milk bottle labels can be found via the super generous and crazily creative Angie at Knick of Time Interiors.
You can pick up small shadow boxes at Michaels or perhaps at one of Aaron brothers penny sales. Pop out the hardwood/cardboard backer and paint it or cover it with scrap book paper. Paint the frame (spray paint is easiest and comes in huge range of colors now).
Michaels also sells bass wood disks of varying size and you can Mod Podge your label to that and BAM! you too can have random milk bottle wall art!