I don’t think I’m ever going to be labeled as someone with a lack of flair. I mean come on, everything I own is covered in glitter or gold. I have no shame either. I wear that glitter with pride. I want to sparkle through life! Okay well I at least want to have fun while I find my way through this thing we call life. After all, we only get one.
So instead of the “minimum” 37 pieces of flair (see Office Space), I made a minimum of 26. After all, if Jennifer Aniston only needed 15, I can make do with 26.
Originally I saw this idea on Pinterest as fridge magnets. That idea is totally adorable as well, but because I am in a constant effort to de-clutter the fridge, that idea was not for me! So after trying to make my cubicle at work a little more Sparkling, I put two and two together. Why not make them push pins instead of magnets!? Just as easy, and frankly, more fun for me. Now, even though my desk is purrrdy, I am still hoping my boss doesn’t pop in on Friday with: “Ummm, I’m gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmk… oh oh! and I almost forgot ahh, I’m also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay.”
I checked the Dollar Tree, to no avail, for the magnetic letters. Good ol’ Wal-mart had them for $1 a pack. Perfect pricing for me! The tacks I bought at the Dollar Tree, but you can get those at Wal-mart too. The paint you can buy at most places now-a-days, but I like Home Depot for $4! Total for two sets: $7. And each set after that will only be $1 more. That can is not even half empty!I picked up my handy dandy glue gun (please don’t judge me when you see how dirty it is. It gets used. Often.) and went to work. I just put a small amount of hot glue on each letter, then adhered the tack to the backside. I gave them a few minutes to dry, and voila! I poked them all through a large piece of poster board (foam board would work better but is more expensive), carried it outside, and started spraying!Below is each step of the process: before, during, and done. Unlike the blog post I mentioned above, I did NOT use a primer, and I did NOT spray the backs. It wasn’t necessary in my opinion. I just want them for show, and they’re not a gift. But who am I kidding, even if they were a gift I probably would still do it this cheaply. As long as it’s pretty on the outside right!
They turned out really cool, and I’ve already been pinning away on my board at work. I only painted the first batch, so I’m in need of cool words/quotes that only require one letter each! I have started with “Sparkle Big” – If you have any better suggestions, I’m all ears!To end with a line from my favorite character:
“Excuse me? Excuse me, senor? May I speak to you please? I asked for a mai tai, and they brought me a pina colada, and I said no salt, NO salt for the margarita, but it had salt on it, big grains of salt, floating in the glass…” – Milton.