Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ballard Design does it again...




Did you see these beauties in the Ballard catalog? I am ALL about phrases randomly placed around my house, so I loved them as soon as I saw them. But $49 per letter?!?!?!?! At that price I could barely afford an exclamation point! So, I set out to copy them.

It started at the Dollar Tree, where I found these foam wreath things. Then, while at Michael's, I found these foam letters for...you guessed it $1.




Again, black spray paint, I LOOOOOooooooOOOOOVvvveeeeeee my spray paint. After I painted them up I took some white muslin and cut out circles. After that, it was a simple matter of hot glue. They turned out great, and for under $10, I got a $200 word! I will say you can see a bit of the foam texture, but I'm not afraid of a little texture, so it doesn't bother me any :)




As for why I picked that word...I'm currently in the midst of fertility treatments, and Hopeful is how I'm trying to remain... :)


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50 comments:

  1. Love them! Good luck with the fertility treatments. Be positive!

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  2. You are brilliant!!! I love them and may have to go to make some myself!! Thanks for all your great ideas!!!

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  3. BRILLIANT!!! Great job, girl! They are awesome!
    Good luck on your treatments! I wish you the best!

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  4. Great job! Your's are better than Ballard's! And I love the word you chose!

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  5. How nice...those look great! Best wishes with your fertility treatments. Lisa

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  6. Oh they look so great! Good job! I just love knock off ideas!

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  7. that is FANTASTIC!! I may have to attempt it!

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  8. That is so clever. I saw those in the Ballard catalog also and just thought oh how expensive, but you really were genious when you looked at them and figured out how to duplicate them. Great job.

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  9. Holy Moly this is fabulous! You are the winner of last week's Tip Me Tuesday on Tip Junkie.com. Whooohoo!!

    Please e-mail me (laurie @ tipjunkie . com) with your contact information to redeem your prize. (A fabulous bracelet)

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  10. How cute! Great job on those letters.

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  11. Great job!! Love 'em.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  12. Love your idea! I love how the black looks against your wall color.

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  13. WOW! Your version looks fabulous. I am simply amazed at what people can do with items from the Dollar Store. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love these, too. They are a terrific use of $1 store finds (I love that place!). Good luck to you with your treatments!!!

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  15. Beautiful knock off! Worth a million bucks.

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  16. so cute - and GOOD LUCK with the fertility treatments!!!

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  17. Awesome idea!!! How inventive. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you don't mind if I "borrow" your ingenious idea! Oh, found you through "Make Your Monday".

    Best of luck with your fertility treatments. Have a great week!

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  18. Those are great! I can see I'll be hitting the $ store and Micheal's really soon!!

    Tania

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  19. Those turned out great!

    Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

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  20. Very well done... they look as good as the originals!!

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  21. super cute! I love that you used wreath forms. Genius you are!

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  22. Oh my gosh! I saw those same letters at Michael's and I didn't know what I could do with them. Now I know. Thank you!

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  23. So clever and so great! Hope is my motto too. I even have a symbol for hope tattoo. Good luck with the fertility treatments!

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  24. Love it!!!! I have just the spot for this in my home. Thanks for the idea.

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  25. Way to think outside the box and be thrifty. Great job.

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  26. I love it! Best of luck with the treatments!! I'll be crossing all of my fingers for you!!

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  27. OMG, Nikki, you are truly talented at the crafts. I cannot believe the number of hits you're getting. You should definitely put more ads up. Seriously.
    I had no idea you were undergoing fertility treatments. I'll definitely keep you in my prayers.
    BTW, I pulled Evan from preschool this week and Alex from first grade, so I'll be seeing you at all the homeschool events, lol.

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  28. Love it! I must follow. I always like these clever redos and yours is even more special. I will keep you in my thoughts. Come by and visit me.

    Molly

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  29. Very nice! Love projects that are versatile....think of the possibilities!!

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  30. Fun find and great recreation. I said a prayer that you will get a positive result! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  31. I adore all things Ballard! Great job & thanks for sharing it at the Power of Paint Party!

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  32. Best wishes with your treatment...eat well and relax (I got lots of massage and did yoga during my shot cycles). I used Gonal F shots with my now 3 year old daughter and am headed back in just a couple of months to try again. Love the letters...I am probably going to copy this and do "Write" for my high school classroom!

    Mary
    mfeagley@wowway.com

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  33. I featured your idea on my blog today! Thanks for linking up! Be sure to come grab my featured button!

    Very best of luck with your fertility treatments!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/2010/02/showcase-saturday_27.html

    Sumo

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  34. Very cleaver! The dollar store is my favorite place! I'll have to pick up some of the wreath forms and try it. I saw one using embroidery hoops but this will be even cheaper!

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  35. I hope your fertility treatments are quickly effective, and then the hope turns to a healthy pregnancy, a smooth delivery, a healthy baby, and then for sleep. :)

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  36. I have seen these babies around! I really like your chunky version better! SO CUTE!

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  37. These are super cleaver! I think they turned out fabulously - thanks for linking up to Be Inspired. Good luck with the treatments!

    Chelsea

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  38. smart! I think this is a inspired idea!:)

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  39. Absolutely LOVE this even attempted my own version http://warriorprincesses.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/1-project-down/ - still new to the whole world of blogging so hope i linked it all the right way!! Keep the amazing ideas coming!

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  40. Very clever copy! I love it! Been there done that with the fertility treatments, my two blessings are now 22 and 17. I H.O.P.E it goes well with you!

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  41. Such a cute idea. & I hope your treatments have gone well.

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  42. Trying this in baby boy's room. Thanks for a super cool project!

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  43. Great knock off! You did a fantastic job!

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