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My Redneck likes to play golf. I don’t understand it, but I accept it. I figure he puts up with my hobbies so I can endure his love of golf.
He collects golf balls, but before I moved in they were all boxed up. (So were all of his military rank advancements and stuff, but that’s a whole different post. LOL) I found them while cleaning and organizing, and decided to display them.
There are quite a few on display now, and while they are tedious to dust, I love the fact that he gets to enjoy what he likes. I have found that embracing his likes creates an air of empathy in him. It makes it easier for him to accept my hobbies and clutter in exchange.
I digress…. this is a post about my sign and crafting. *wink*
I had him hang up the display cases on the wall, but because the wall is so long and tall, it just didn’t seem right. I also took some photos of him golfing when I took him for his birthday this past year. (I didn’t golf. I just drove the cart.) I have them converted onto photo canvases and hung with the display.
But it was just missing something.
Enter me and my inspiration, toting my Cricut under its arm.
I tore up the canvas. By far the hardest part of doing this is attempting to not puncture your skin with the staples as you pull them out. I had to use both a putty knife and a set of needle nose pliers to accomplish this without incident.
There is just nothing fun about blood on your crafts.
I removed the canvas and set it aside. I then simply sanded down some of the areas that were a little rough and coated the now bare frame with polyurethane.
Our walls are solid knotty pine paneling, and I wanted to keep the wood similar in tone.
I then trimmed down the canvas and restapled to the reverse side of the frame.
Now the problem was…. what saying do I use?
I’ve seen tons of sayings, but I had to find something cute and snarky, just like my Redneck.
So I found this…
I created the saying in Photoshop first, just because I like it better for fonts than the Cricut Design Space. (I’ve learned a trick since then to fix the spacing of fonts, but I’ll write another post about that.) Saving it as a .png file, I uploaded and opened it in Design Space.
Setting it to work with what I had, I resized it to fit within the 12×12 vinyl I had. Then I loaded everything in and let it cut.
Maybe I’m strange, but I find something soothing about weeding my vinyl. I feel the same way about cutting coupons. Probably because I am so hyper more other times. This just gives my brain something to focus on. It’s soothing to me. Hopefully, some of you feel the same way?
I absolutely adore how cute it turned out and how it looks displayed with Redneck’s golf balls.
Here are the .png and .svg files to download if you would like to create your own handmade golf saying sign.
I’d love to see how you use them (if you do) on your own projects!