Hi everyone! Today is a really exciting day because I get to tell you all about the challenge I’ve been in involved in. I, along with 14 of my blogger friends, are going to be making a gift each month with the inspiration of one Home Depot item. Isn’t that cool? I was invited to do the challenge last month and of course I said “yes!” Each month, one of us will choose an item from Home Depot and a specific recipient for the gift. Then, we have to make a gift including that item selected for that person. This month’s item was the copper brackets and the recipient was our significant other.
I love the added challenge of thinking of a project for a specific person, because I had so many ideas for these copper beauties, but I really had to rack my brain for something that Stephen would need/want.
I ended up thinking of this DIY hanging grill tool display sign because we really had no place to store Stephen’s grill tools: They were just sitting on our grill and our dog would always try to get them off and clean them for us. How thoughtful of him.
So I thought this would be the perfect solution!
I started by going to Home Depot and purchasing the following materials:
I used my Silhouette Portrait to print out a stencil for my writing, but you can definitely hand-paint it if you don’t have a Silhouette! I placed my stencil on my board and applied modge podge to the edge of the letter–this keeps the paint from seeping under the stencil.
Once the modge podge was dry, I painted the letters with a few layers of white paint. I let that dry and removed the stencil. Next, you want to make sure you seal your sign with some clear protective spray and let that dry.
Now, attach your T brackets to each side of the copper pipe. Next, add your two gold brackets by using two screws per bracket. Make sure they are level and the length of your copper pipe so that your T brackets will be able to sit in the brackets.
So, let’s practice! Life up your pipe, and slide your tools right on!
What do you all think? I really love it, and Stephen loved it too which was really the point! I can’t wait to see what next month’s challenge is, but for now make sure you go explore the rest of the projects. The creativity of these bloggers really blew me out of the water this month! If you click on a photo below, it will take you to the blog post!