Show Some Love: {I love you like a love song}

Today is the day that I'm being featured on: 



Please check out all of the participants and show them some love!


Feb. 1 – One Tough Mother
Feb. 2 – DIY Dreamer
Feb. 3 – Pitter and Glink
Feb. 7 – One Tough Mother
Feb. 8 – Pint-Sized Baker
Feb. 9 – J Yipp Photography
Feb. 10 – Bird & Tree
Feb. 11 – Growing Up Gabel
Feb. 12 – Scrapity Anne
Feb. 13 – My Life and Kids
Feb. 14 – One Tough Mother

The theme of my project today is "I love you like a love song". 


{I'd like to preface this post by saying that I had my wisdom teeth taken out yesterday morning and I've been drugged up ever since. It is because I am so dedicated to this blog that I lay here half asleep and totally swollen while writing this post. Also, please enjoy eating solid foods for me. I really really miss them.}

I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on this really crappy guitar that my husband found when he was a teenager. He decorated it with lovely things such as rocket ships, a man doing yoga and the word "corruption". So naturally, I needed to make this my own. 


First, I started by painting the part that would end up showing with gold spray paint. 


Then, I finally got some use out of the pink sparkly wrapping paper that I found at Michael's long ago. I traced the body of the guitar on the paper, then cut it out {and repeat}. 


To cut the side of the guitar, we {as in John helped me with this whole project} measured its width and length to make a long strip of paper. 


We then sprayed the back of the wrapping paper with Elmer's spray adhesive. As you can see, we purposely made it too wide, then used an X-Acto knife to cut it exactly to size. By the time this picture was taken, the front of the guitar had already been applied. We decided to work our way from front to back. 


Here are some close-ups of the back and side:


This guitar didn't have any strings on it, so I decided to re-string it with ribbons! Luckily, I had 3 different colors of the same type of ribbon laying around, so I pushed it through the tiny little holes and tied knots at the ends. 


This next picture is where my ideal project failed a bit. I had such high hopes of making a really cool sign and had each one of these words printed out of different scrapbook paper on my Silhouette. I got as far as I could the night before my surgery, but then stopped half way through because I was way too tired!

... so here it is, in form of a print out. You can see a close- up here.


And here is my new guitar! 


Now, I realize that not everyone is lucky enough to have old guitars laying around that they can ruin with ribbons, wrapping paper and glue. So, I've brainstormed places you can buy cheap guitars from: Toys "R" Us, Craigslist, The Goodwill, and eBay. You can also just make a two dimensional version using cardboard. 



10 comments:

  1. The guitar is definitely much, much cuter now! Super adorable :) I think my dad would kill me if I did this to any of our guitars though, haha :)

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  2. This is AH-MAZING! I love anything pink that sparkles, so you hit a home run! And the project is so unexpected...who would have thought of doing this to a guitar?! Kudos to you. :)

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  3. Aww... This is super cute!! I'm your newest follower!

    Katie
    www.pincushioncreations.com

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  4. This is AWESOME! Hmmm...I wonder if Mark will let me "borrow" one of his guitars... Great job girl!

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  5. Oh my!!! That's just AMAZING!!!!!!

    Christine
    thediydreamer.blogspot.com

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  6. Love that guitar and I think my daughter would scream if she saw it, in a good way. I'm following via LF. I couldn't find GFC on your blog, but since you aren't on blogger I guess you already removed it.

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  7. SO fun! I looove that sparkly pink paper!! You can get mini guitars for pretty cheap-ish in the kids' toy section at Walmart...
    Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  8. How fun!! I love your pink sparkly guitar. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week!

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  9. Thank you for your contribution to our 'Time for a Party' link-up. What a WOW guitar. What are you going to do with it??

    Tomorrow we'll open a new party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ and we'd love to see you there then again with a beautiful project like this.

    Till then! Keep up that great creativity!!!

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Thank you for stopping by, I love hearing your comments! xo.xo. Hilary

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