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Newspaper Decoupaged Number Decor

This little project was inspired by a newspaper-decoupaged item I saw at Anthropologie. It’s the perfect way to fill up a small space in a gallery wall.

The gallery wall in our kitchen had one more spot I needed to fill.

I finally got my act together to finish this wall.

This decoupaged number is so fun and easy to make! 
I bought an unfinished number 5 at Michaels and gave it a quick coat of Kilz spray primer. When the primer dried I Mod Podged newspaper to it.
I actually did cut out pieces of feel-good articles even for the base, because I don’t need to see words like “gangs”, “gun” or “robbery” on my kitchen wall, thankyouverymuch. The community and travel sections came in quite handy.
I cut the print into manageable strips, painted each one with Mod Podge and wrapped them around the number until it was mostly covered, then flipped through the paper and found some bolder happy words and phrases. It helped tremendously that I did this little crafty goodness during Valentines week (maybe I overdid “love” just a wee bit….I think the word appears four times!)

I also added this photo of a sign marking my dad’s village in Mayo, Ireland. It’s so special to me and also I am a big fan of any words, letters and numbers. It’s a sickness really. This was the perfect way to finish off this gallery wall.

Can I hear an amen for finishing a project that I started 4 months ago? 
I love that the number 5 is unique and a bit whimsical for this fun family wall.

This gallery wall brings a pop of color and fun to our neutral kitchen!

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Thursday 30th of August 2012

I don't know how I came across this, but I really loved your art work.. Pretty realistic ideas!!! & yea No. 5 is a darling. :)Go on for more!

classic • casual • home

Monday 7th of March 2011

I love the photo gallery. Your family is darling! The number is five is ingenious. I like that your personality shines through.Mary Ann

Saturday 5th of March 2011

I love the grouping and your 5 is awesome!!!!


A Vintage Vine

Saturday 5th of March 2011

Great the pic of your Dad's village....I love all things IRISH...a visit there is on my bucket list!


Friday 4th of March 2011

This is one of my favorite walls ever! I think your #5 is the perfect addition and love all the little phrases you found to incorporate.