Monday, May 24, 2010

Easy Board Pictures

I used to make such cute things when my kids were younger and I had more time. I came across these pictures that I made for Duncan's room many years ago and are now stored under his bed.

These were so very easy to make; you could use any sort of book but we choose the Mr. Small theme because, well, we're the Smalls. I just bought very inexpensive copies of the Lois Lenski books The Little Fire Engine and The Little Train and decided which pictures I wanted to use. I then cut those pictures out of the books. It's nearly a sin, I know, but I have "real" copies of the book for reading. I found two boards in the shed that had been part of a bookshelf or something once, so they were already stained. I made "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" pictures likes this years ago when Jesse was little, and for those I painted the board glossy yellow.

After cleaning the cobwebs off the boards, I just got my bottle of Modge Podge and decoupaged on the pictures and text.

I love to find projects that I once made. It reminds me that I really can come up with inexpensive decorating ideas all on my own—that I don't have to go buy new stuff at Target just because it's easier. And that's just one of the things I love about summer—time to create, paint, and make our home a little more us.


  1. What a good idea! And how cute! My daughter would like to make those. She's the creative one in our house. :-)

  2. you know you are on facebook too much when you read someone's blog and look for a "like" button at the bottom...

  3. Okay, I have to admit, Glee is a guilty pleasure of mine too. I was in choir in High School and more recently in church and love to sing. Love Glee bringing back alot of the songs from the past.

  4. What an awesome way to make a great new decoration out of something that might otherwise have gone to waste. We have several books that are a little, okay a LOT, worse for the wear and would be perfect for a project like this!

    Hey, we'd like to feature you on BlogTrotting next Monday! Can you have a tour post ready?


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