Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Key Holder Plaque {Tutorial} With Lifestyle Crafts

My kitchen counter is always piled with stuff and I can never find my keys.  So, I created a key holder plaque to help me out!
Lifestyle Crafts came out with their new Bloom and Grow Die Cuts!
They are whimsical and sophisticated at the same time.
Lifestyle Crafts Dies work in most die cutter machines!
Did you know you could use your die cuts to make your own stincels?  Here is what I did:

Here is what you will need: 
Bloom and Grow Die Cuts
Die Cutter
Spray adhesive 
Craft paint
Small coat hook

 Cut out your dies

Prime your plaque

Spray your dies with the adhesive and place them on your plaque

Paint over your stencils with white paint (or whatever your background color is).  
This will make sure to give them crisp lines when you peel off the stencils.

Get your paint ready.  I wanted to blend a couple of colors together.  I used these sponge pouncers to paint over the stencils.   I LOVE the texture they created.  When you use a stencil you always want to use a pouncing motion.
Before my paint dried I peeled off the stencils with a tweezers.  I had to be careful to get all the pieces off.  Let paint dry.  Optional: Sand for a distressed look.

Add your coat hooks.  Find your placement on the plaque and mark where the holes are.  Predrill holes {make sure you have a scrap piece of wood underneath}  for the screws (where you marked them) and screw your screws in. 
Add some vinyl or paper letters to finish it off!

 Don't forget to use code: fireflies to get 20% off your total order at Lifestyle Crafts


***disclosure: I am an affiliate of Lifestyle Crafts.  I also did receive free products to make these crafts.  All opinions are 100% mine! ***

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