Monday, August 30, 2010
I told you I was going to share a fun way to cover up your fireplace...aka make it a little more one year old friendly!!
Enter a plain ole fireplace:I was getting sick of trying to reroute my little girl from trying to climb into said fireplace. So I knew it was time to come up with something to take away from the temptation. I also wanted it to be kind of cute too!
I bought a big white foamboard from Hobby Lobby...they only had two sizes and I bought one of the bigger ones for around $3-4. But if you are looking for smaller foamboard pieces (about 1/2 this size, they have them for $1 at the Dollar Tree!!)I used my cricut to cut out some fun vinyl. I used the Floralia font from dafont.com. I love that website!! Mine are 6" tall by 8" wide.
Then I had my hubby help me with the setup...he is a numbers guy and since my brain is mommy-fried, it was nice to not have to think too much.
I also used my straight edge and my rotary cutting mat just to make sure everything was placed on there perfectly. I did not want to have a bunch of semi-straight pieces. The perfectionist in me would have been driven crazy!
Then I hot glued some strong magnets in each of the four corners just to make sure it would stay put where I wanted it to.
I absolutely love how it turned out. It gives it just the right amount of color pop and it isn't too much. Plus, it works like a charm keeping out my little one. Super cheap and WAY easy to make. And those mantle projects....I will be sharing those too!
Oh, and the best part is that if we do want to use it once it is cold, then we can just pull it off and wah-lah a very usable fireplace is right underneath. Until then, we will just continue to enjoy the hot humid weather. Hope you can sense my sarcasm.