Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy 4th of July

When a local Borders book store was going out of business a while back, they started selling off everything from books and movies to light fixtures and furniture.  I grabbed several of these sign holders in different shapes and sizes knowing that I'd do something with them eventually.  

I needed a little 4th of July inspiration.

A couple coats of paint brightened up the drab gray finish.  I cut off a piece of jute webbing from an old roll I found at a yard sale last year, stenciled it up, and dropped it right in the frame. This old webbing is much stiffer than the new stuff which makes it stand up in the frame without sagging.

The back side.
Don't miss the fireworks show.

Why stop with just one sign?  The other frame will be a perfect table top booth sign when I go to the antique shows.  Now I think I'm going to have to stencil a piece of jute webbing for every occasion. 

~~~ Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July celebration. ~~~
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  1. Clever as always!! Have a grand old 4th!!

  2. Oh, that's so pretty and chic! I wouldn't have thought the jute would stand up - that is so cool.

  3. Oh my gosh, I have a roll of this stuff! You are my muse for sure, Betsy. I've been daydreaming for a while now about what kind of signage to have at my jewelry show. Now I know at least one sign I'm going to make! Fabulous! Just wish I had that holder, too:)

  4. Awesome Betsy! I LOVE the signs! Reminds me that I have a few metal store sign holders too... you are definitely an inspiration!

  5. You did good! When the same store went out of business here, it happened so fast, it was over almost as soon as it started.
    Hope you are having a great week

  6. I think I have said it before that I wish I had your brain.

    I just found some webbing and can't wait to do some stenciling on it.

  7. Ingenious as always ... love it!

  8. I have some of that jute webbing! This is a great use for it! Love your sign! Happy fourth my friend!

  9. I would never have thought of using the webbing and it is perfect!
    You should have a radio show where people call in and describe some random pieces of junk and challenge you to make something out of them.

  10. The webbing looks great as a sign! Again you are such a clever girl!!

  11. how fun to have those sign holders
    I have seen some great items ladies have bought at a store's closing sale

  12. What a terrific idea! Happy 4th of July!

  13. A great idea! I would never have thought of it.

  14. What a fabulous idea!
    Happy 4th of July!

  15. cute! and great idea.
    Do you cut your own stencils?
    Happy 4th


  16. Love your signs!! So cute! Happy 4th of July!! xo Holly

  17. So creative! I love them! Happy 4th! xoxo

  18. Super cool idea Betsy! Happy 4th!

  19. Betsy, I love the idea of stenciling the jute webbing. I can just picture it on a Christmas tree. Wonderful idea.

  20. While it makes me sad whenever we drive by the closed Borders stores, I like what you did with the stand you got there. Really cool!

  21. So smart of you to think ahead and buy those sign holders. Clever, clever, clever on the jute signs too. Your constant originality amazes me, Betsy!


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