Sunday, July 14, 2013

Four Season Art

I love creating things that can be used for multiple seasons.  Taking a plaque I bought for pennies at a thrift store I created this artwork that can be changed out for four different times of the year.
 Using 1/4" plywood, I cut pieces to fit on the plaque (which I painted black and distressed).  For the lettering, I printed my quotes on paper and sandwiched graphite paper between the word sheet and the wood, tracing the letters with a pen.  Using a FINE tipped brush and watered down acrylic paint, I painted over the letters.

 Use any piece of metal (not too thick) and use E6000 glue to attach to the plaque.  I bought these super strong, super small magnets on Ebay and attached them to the word pieces.

 Each quote piece was lightly distressed after I painted the letters and then waxed with clear wax.
 I was hard-pressed to find a quote I liked about winter since I absolutely DO NOT like that season so I thought the Winnie the Pooh quote was the best for me!  Lots of possibilities with this idea -- seasons, holidays, Bible verses, etc.  What would you put on them?

Linking to these parties this week . . .
The DIY Showoff
Marvelous Mondays
From My Front Porch to Yours
Under the Table and Dreaming


  1. I would probably put beach quotes on them but Winnie the Pooh can't be beat! Enjoy your afternoon my friend. We're having a gentle rain shower and it's so very nice at this time of day. Sweet hugs!

  2. Love those. What a great idea. I'd probably add bible verses, or inspirational quotes.

  3. These are wonderful Lauren! I love that autumn quote! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  4. This is just a wonderful idea for seasonal decorating!

  5. This is such a cute and clever idea!! I love your 4 seasons quotes-it's something different that you normally wouldn't see :)

  6. I have always loved the James summer quote. One of my favorite autumn quotes is "I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autmn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." Nathaniel Hawthorne

  7. How cute and clever of you. I really like the way you can change them out for the seasons. I like Winnie the Pooh's quote too, I'm in earthquake country:-)

  8. Oh I just LOVE these- although the summer quote can take a hike - summer afternoons this summer are killers LMHO..............

  9. This is so cute and I love the quotes!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at TTF.


  10. These are just adorable! I love all the quotes, I'd put them in my kitchen which is black and white.

  11. You're the smartest one and these are so cute! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. These are fantastic! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!


  13. WHat a fun project and wonderful home decor piece! LOVE your in Ca we have earthquakes all the time, many of which are too small for us to feel. Your Fall quote is one of my favs. I DO like Winter, but have not come across a good quote for it because most authors have a bias against it, it seems! lol- Thx for visiting my blog :)


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