The original inspiration for this delightful bit of recent craftiness came from a bloggy friend of mine, BJ_Mama. Truly, I hope to meet her IRL someday. She's such a fun and crafty lady, and I envy so many of her wonderful projects ... every now and then I just have to try one out myself.
When I saw this way back in December, I immediately thought of my younger sister and my good friend, who just moved into a new home - within a month of having a baby! Of course, I also had to make one for myself :)
And so, here's my attempt at BJ_Mama's Family Plaque.
The entire project was done with materials I already had at home. First, I had a bunch of 8 x 10 frames stashed away in the attic ... they were hideous gold and kind of marbleized. I quickly neutralized them with black paint.
I printed the large letters and then traced and cut them from black scrapbook paper. I had some "document" paper on hand from a project I did with 5th graders years ago, but I think BJ_Mama's paper is much better than mine. I just typed up the names of the family members with a dash in between and printed it on the paper.