How to Gather with Heidi Swapp Wall Words
I find it kind of funny. The Heidi Swapp Media Team has been featuring the Wall Words here on the blog in recent posts. And so far, we have managed to use these said ‘wall’ words every where except for on a wall. Today is no exception.
These Wall Words, that are available at Jo-Ann Stores, are simple and easy to alter DIY decor pieces that add a perfect touch of flair to any occasion. Whether it is team member Maggie’s beach bag, or Kim’s diy Laundry Room Letterboard, or here today, a decorator piece for my side board. These posts show you how super easy it is to add just the right touch to your home or anywhere.
For the Gather word, I have brought in a few supplies to customize this wall art and make it fit my scheme.
If you would like to play along you will need:
Gather Wall Word
Hawthorne Ethereal Pattern Paper (B side)
sanding block or tool
Before I began to add the pattern paper to the front of this word I spray painted the back and sides of the word with black flat spray paint. I like for the wall word to look finished all around, and painting exposed sides helps to accomplish this look.
Next: to alter the front of the word, I painted liquid adhesive to the top of the word. Pattern paper was layered over the glue. For one thing, I did one letter at a time, and then I was sure to smooth the paper real well so it would adhere to the word as well as eliminate any air bubbles.
If you are playing at home, allow at this point for the paper to dry completely to the word.
Next, the paper was trimmed away from the word with a craft knife and the edges sanded smooth.
I found the WeRMemoryKeepers Rotary Tool with the sanding tip super helpful to smooth the edges in the hard to get spots.
Now to put my newly altered Wall Word to use on my side board.
Well. I couldn’t put the Wall Word on the wall now could I? Nope! I wanted it to be part of the gathering of the dishes and what not. So I tied mine to a vintage photo holder. Just a bit of twine helped to put this right where it added that pop to my table top.
It’s a simple touch. It does not always take much to add a little something to a dinner gathering. The simplicity of this word to this setting was all it needed.
Add a pretty touch to your next gathering. Bring those Wall Words off the wall, and invite a gathering around your table.