So, I haven't been able to sleep well lately. Jordan, on the other hand, has been passing out at around 10 every night, leaving me with my computer. Alone. All alone. This is not a good thing since every time I pick up my computer and there isn't anything or anyone distracting me, I end up spending hours browsing/stalking websites and blogs. I have been wanting to make something for my sisters for a really long time and figured Pottery Barn would have some fun things to look at.

While browsing, I came upon this little guy:

Cute, right? Oh, by the way, it costs $129. Do you think it's cute now? I can't believe how expensive things are. Who would pay $129 for that? It's ludicrous.

I ventured out to Porters the next day and bought all of my supplies for $5. The canvas was on sale for $2.99 and I bought a couple pieces of pink paper (my sister's room is pink and zebra). After that I went home and talked to my sister about what quotes she wanted for it. I predicted she wouldn't want some of the cheesy quotes about love, and she did indeed make it very clear to leave most of them out. I don't blame her. She's 12 and the last thing that is on her mind is that ""love conquers all". After coming up with some of our own words and phrases, and picking ones she liked from the original, I typed up the quotes, printed them, and cut them out.

Is it illegal to use the quotes they have on there? Because I'm pretty sure I could have thought those up on my own. Or I could have used the help of some 9 year olds to think of the phrases like "Life is awesome!" and "Sparkle and shine!".

First, I organized all my phrases and words on wax paper because it was easy to move them around how I wanted (I tried to lay them out on the canvas, but the papers would stick and it was really frustrating). Once I had them all where I wanted them, I busted out the modge podge. The end. (I may or may not tie a zebra or black ribbon around it somewhere. I don't know where I would tie it if I decide to. Suggestions?)

I guess this means I saved $124, even though I would never buy that full price. Or half price. Or half of half price.


Christian and Ryann Hulme said...

Awesome! I can't believe you wouldn't just buy the original one...HA!

Shaylen said...

You are so crafty! That is really neat! If she is into Zebra then I say go for it!

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