This project was a great way to bring together our place cards, which resembled the DC Metro tickets, and our table signs, which were the locations around DC that have significant meaning to us. This project can easily be altered using a US map, world map, other metro maps to fit with other themes. It was a great way to show our friends and families some of our favorite places in the city. In addition, finding pictures is very easy online nowadays, or you can get even more creative and go around and take your own pictures. You can also use any type of scrapbook embellishments to tie it into your theme.
- Canvas (24×48) from Michaels – $18.00
- Pink scrapbook paper (12×12) from Michaels (3 sheets @ .25/each) – $ .75
- Cherry blossom scrapbook stickers (1 pack) from Michaels – $ 6.00
- Printed pictures (wallets) from Costco – $ 10.00
- Lexan (similar to plexiglass) cover for canvas (24×48) and fasteners from The Home Depot – $25.00
Total for this project – $59.75
- Cricut cutting machine
- Left over ribbon from previous projects (can be found at Michaels on sale, usually for $1.00)
- Glue sticks
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Black construction paper
- Using a glue stick I glued black paper to each side of the canvas to add depth.
- Then I drew the metro lines in pencil and used the glue gun to secure the corresponding ribbon on top. I decided to use ribbons with different patterns and textures.
- Since our table signs (see Part II) were various locations around DC that have significant meaning to us, I wanted to include pictures of each location on the piece. With the Internet, it was easy to choose images of each location. To get the size I wanted, I ordered a sheet of wallets (4/sheet) for each location. I will use the three left over pictures of each location for future projects.
- I then wrote up short blurbs about why the location was important to us and placed them around the board with pictures of that location. I used the pink scrapbook paper as a background for the blurb and pictures. Once everything was in place I glued them on using a glue stick.
- To add some humor I added the “do not” pictures that are seen on the metro at the bottom. I also used the Cricut cutting machine for the words M, Metro and System Map seen at the top of the piece.
- I then used cherry blossom scrapbook embellishments for the final touches.
- We then placed the plastic cover on top and nailed the fasteners in for a final touch.
- This piece now hangs in our guest room!
Project by: Married April 11, 2011, DIY Bride Mary Meyer. Thank you Mary for sharing your diy wedding projects with us!