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 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Upcycled Mattress Board

Hello lovely T-shirt Diary followers! 
The Pink Bat Girl is here to rescue you from plain old scrap wood and boredom today with a fun Memorial Day upcycled project! 
My block wood is courtesy of an old toddler bed that all of my kids used from Ikea.  The bed has been given away, however, we still had the old wood that went under the mattress.  I thought it would make some really great wood blocks!

I took this old wood and my hubby's handy dandy saw and cut them into my desired lengths!.. I love power tools! 
So if you would like to make some of these fun decorations here is what you need!

wood blocks
scrapbook paper cut into small strips
red, white and blue paint
Mod Podge
craft glue

Start by cutting your wood into blocks.  Paint the top block red, the second block white and the last block blue.
When the paint it dry start Mod Podging your blocks with the scraps of scrapbook paper in a quilty kind of design.

When mine were done they looked like this.
Then I used my Cricut to cut out the letters U S A.  Then Mod Podged one letter on each block

Last I added some scrapbook pinwheels and rhinestones to dress it up a bit! 

And here it is on my shoe organizer all ready for the Big Memorial Day celebration!

Hope you have fun this memorial day.. and thanks for having me here at The T-Shirt Diaries!


Anonymous said…
FaBuLoUs! I will be making something like these today and when I post my pictures on my blog I will link back to you! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle L. said…
Way cute! The corner pinwheels are adorable!
Florence Carole said…
We recycled the wood from our old bed by making it into a bookstand and bookshelf, while the mattress itself was sent to a recycling facility.

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