I’ve been looking for something with this fun saying on it for a while. I haven’t had any luck finding anything though. So, that meant it was time to make my own. I wanted it to fit in with my coastal decor in my kitchen, so I pulled out a starfish coffee cup to help me.
A little while I go I bought two wooden plaques at Goodwill for .25 each. The pictures on them are not my style at all, but I knew that a little paint could fix that.
I gave it two coats of chalk paint to fully cover the picture.
I cut a piece of card stock to the size I wanted and used spray adhesive to glue it to the plaque for backing for the print.
The fun part of this project was figuring out how I was going to get the image of the coffee cup to print well on laminated burlap. I took a picture of the cup using a plank board behind it and a burlap covered board beneath it.
After resizing it to the dimensions I wanted, I used the colored pencil feature in PhotoScape. (PhotoScape is a great free photo editing program by the way.) I knew it needed to be much darker to show up nicely on burlap, so I used the color enhance effect and then I darkened it a few times.
I found a font that I thought looked fun (Tequilla Sunrise) and added the text over the picture.
It took a couple of test prints to get it to the tone I wanted. Using laminated burlap sheets makes printing on burlap super easy.
I used more spray adhesive to attach the print to the card stock.
I think it’s a fun little piece of wall art and I really love that I could incorporate my star fish cup into it.
It fits nicely on one of the narrow walls near my coffee maker.
Anyone who knows me, will tell you that this saying is an absolute truth in my house!
When you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can almost always find a way to DIY!