Thursday, September 12, 2013

MDS Hop - Home Decor

Hi there!!  It's time for the MDS Hop and this month it's all about Home Decor!!

I love to see all of the creative things others do with MDS - so this should be a fun month!! I chose to make some wall decor for my son's room.

If you're not into the lacrosse scene then you might not know that "lax" is short for lacrosse.  A friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook last year with something similar to what I did, but without the images.  I've been wanting to recreate it myself - and our Game Day & Lacrosse downloads are perfect!!

All I did was create my own images in MDS.  First, I created my project with the custom size I needed to fit the letters.  I used Sahara Sand as the background color for the first two letters (they look like different shades in this picture but they're the same).  I added a stamp from the Game Day Photobook Template to give it a little extra color and grunge look.  

For the last three letters I selected a custom blue color and added stamps from the Game Day Lacrosse download.  After I printed out the paper, I traced the letters onto the paper, cut them out with an exacto knife, and mod-podged the paper onto the wooden letters.  I sanded the edges a bit before adding a coat of Mod Podge to the top. I love how the "lax" stands out.  The project didn't turn out perfectly, but my son is going to love it!!

The most difficult part was getting the stickers off of the letters.  Seriously... a man must've been the one to apply stickers to the front of wooden letters?!  But, come to find out, my Stampin' Up! Bone Folder (#102300) and Adhesive Remover (#103684) worked like a charm to help get all of the residue off!  LOL!  I also realized after I finished that there weren't any hooks or holes on the back for hanging... so, I had to prop it up on my fireplace for photos -- sorry!!

Make sure and follow along with the rest of the Blog Hop so you can see the home decor the other designers created!  :)

Also, did you know that we have an MDS Hop Pinterest Board?  You can check it out HERE!!  :)  We'll be back in a couple of weeks with more MDS inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!!

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Wendie Waldman said...

Great project, Cori. I bet your boys love it!

stampinjul said...

Very cool--I'm sure your son will love it! I hate those stickers, too!

Tanya said...

That's a fabulous idea!!

pattiginaz said...

This is great! Hard to find "Lax" stuff although it is getting a little easier. My son has played for years so I'll be CASEing this! thanks for sharing.

pattiginaz said...

This is great! My son has played for years and it's challenging to find "lax" stuff. I'll be CASEing this. Thanks for sharing.