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Hey Creatives!  It’s Carmel, from Our Fifth House, and I’m back today with a super easy and fun project that you could complete in less than 30 minutes and would make a great gift for any of your home-loving friends this holiday season! Add to that, it costs practically nothing to create, so it’s pretty much the best little project ever (in my humble opinion).



Last week Sarah shared this free printable, and I went bananas over it!  If you know my story at all then you know I’ve moved around quite a bit.  So these words against the outline of our great country just really spoke to me.  I immediately printed it  – I mean why not – when it’s FREE right?!

I printed it on a medium weight card stock so it would have a bit more heft than a regular sheet of printer paper.  I stared at it for awhile trying to decide how I wanted to frame it and where I’d like to display it……when an idea just popped into my head.

I raided my craft supplies and got to work.

I used Mod Podge and a small paint brush to add gold glitter to the words “home. is. with. you”.  Instead of putting it behind glass I decided to diy a glass-less frame with wood shims.  This way the gold glitter really gets to sparkle and shine! I laid the wood shims down over the printable to figure out the frame sizing then took them to the garage and cut them down to size with a hand saw.

I used super glue to hold it together then applied one coat of Polyshade in pecan. I used a small brush and went over a few places with Jacobean, which is little darker than pecan, to give the wood a bit more of an old, distressed look.

Then once the frame was dry I attached the glittered printable to the back with super glue and finished it off with a little Martha Stewart gold adhesive label.

The whole project took less than 30 minutes if you don’t count the time it took for the stain to dry.

This little cutie adds such a sweet reminder of what home is really all about, and it’s a nice way to welcome guests in our entry foyer.

These would make great handmade gifts for friends this holiday season too!

Don’t you just love a free printable?!

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  1. Totally in love with how you glammed up this printable! Did you mix the mod podge and glitter together and paint it on, or did you paint the mod podge on the letter and add the glitter after?

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