Thursday, November 8, 2012

{Guest Post: Danni from Silo Hill Farm}: Thanksgiving Subway Art

Hello "I Should Be Mopping the Floor" fans!  I'm Danni and I blog over at Silo Hill Farm.  I'm so honored to be guest posting for Kristi here today.  I really do live on a farm, on a hill, with an old stone silo.  My blog is mostly about crafting and making my own home decor without spending a fortune.  With that in mind, today I'm sharing this Thanksgiving Subway Art with you.

I started out with this wooden tag I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby after the 4th of July last summer.

I gave it a couple of coats of spray paint using Valspar's La Fonda Copper, which is actually a deep orange, fall-ish tone.

 I had some scrapbook stickers, also from Hobby Lobby.  (I have never made a scrapbook page, but I swoon every time I'm in the scrapbook supply aisle because they have such really cool stuff.)

One of the pages was full of Thanksgiving and other fall holiday stickers which were perfect for this project.
I'll share with you my trick for laying out subway style art without a lot of headaches.  Make a photocopy of the stickers you plan to use, cut them out and play around with the arrangement. 


When you have the paper cut-outs arranged the way you want, snap a picture of it.  (I used my cellphone.)

Now that you have a layout plan, adhere the stickers to your desired surface.  I added some gem embellishments and a ribbon for hanging and in less than an hour, I had a cute and inexpensive piece of  Thanksgiving art that won't take up a lot of storage space when the holiday is over.  
 
I'd like to thank Kristi for letting me guest post here today and I'd like to thank all of her readers for taking the time to let me share my project with you!  If you like what you see here, I'd love it if you would stop over at Silo Hill Farm and let me see if I can inspire your creativity.  Speaking of inspiring, I  am also fortunate enough to be a contributor at the Inspiration Cafe, where we are always serving up something wonderful....stop in and see us.  We'd love to have you!


Love this, Danni! So thrilled to have you join me over here today! Danni is such a kind blogger who always has such sweet things to say. She's super-duper talented as well. Be sure to check Danni out on her Facebook page as well! 

I love visiting Silo Hill Farm...I am always amazed at all of the awesome projects Danni is churning out over there. These are a few of my favorites:





Awesome projects! And so much more to check out over on Silo Hill Farm. Thanks bunches, Danni! It was delightful having you join me today.

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12 comments:

  1. I love Danni!!!
    Great thanksgiving tag for a hostess gift ( if you're lucky enough not to be cooking the actual dinner )
    Big hugs,
    Suzan

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  2. So cute Danni! I love the creativity behind this. Great work.

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  3. This is so cute! Danni is one of the sweetest ladies I've gotten to know and she is so talented creatively. It seems like she could take just about anything and make it into something pretty! I have tons of scrapbooking stuff and rarely think to use it on other decorating projects...now I am thinking...

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  4. Love these projects! And I should be mopping the floor...
    gracegritsgarden

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  5. I have to agree, I adore Danni. She has such a great blog filled with easy to achieve crafts and projects. This one is no exception. What a great addition to any Thanksgiving decor.

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  6. Such a cute idea, as usual from Danni, love it and the phone trick is awesome

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  7. I love this! Great project Danni!

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  8. This is so cute! I love Danni's projects!

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  9. I love Subway Art - now I'm thinking this would make a fabulous Christmas decoration for the tree....Danni always makes me see the potential with her awesome crafts! Love it Danni xxx

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  10. I love this craft, so adorable for Thanksgiving! Now I need to hit the clearance section at my local craft store! Danni is the best and such a great supporter to fellow bloggers...I just love her.

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  11. Thank you for inviting Danni to come over with one of her great project ideas. I just pinned a recipe for some pumpkin brownies. I think I will bake some for a gift and add a Thanksgiving tag. Thanks, Danni!

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  12. Very cute! Danni is about the sweetest thing ever, and does the neatest things. Thanks for having her. And, on the flip side, I love your blog, too, and am now following you, so thanks to Danni, too---I love finding great new blogs!

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