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As many of you already know, John and I moved into our first home at the beginning of last month, and we have been working hard to spruce the place up. We have done a lot of work on the outside of the house, by planting flowers, cutting back overgrown trees, and decorating a bit.
One thing that was really missing from our house was a nice looking house number. There were numbers on the front of our house when we moved in, but they were really old and worn looking, and begging for an update.
I really wanted to make a cute house number sign for our front door. I’m not really much of a crafty person, and need all of the help I can get in that department. I turned to FrogTape’s Shape Tape to help me paint a house number sign, and I think it came out adorable!
FrogTape® Shape Tape™ comes in three different patterns: Chevron, Wave and Scallop. For this project, I chose to use the Chevron pattern. In addition to the FrogTape® Shape Tape™, I purchased 4 acrylic paint colors, foam paint brushes, a wired ribbon, a wooden board and wooden numbers.
I started my project by painting my wooden board with the lightest colored paint.
Then, I painted my wooden numbers in black.
Next, I cut and applied my FrogTape® Shape Tape™ to the wooden board. I wanted to have a larger chevron pattern on the outside edges, and a smaller chevron pattern in the middle. The tape was very easy to apply.
Next, I painted over the FrogTape® Shape Tape™ with the two green colors.
I let the paint dry for a couple of days, and then carefully pulled it off to reveal my beautiful chevron pattern. The FrogTape® Shape Tape™ did a really great job at creating a perfectly straight edge. That’s because FrogTape® Shape Tape™ is treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology, a super absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, which helps prevent paint bleed.
This is what it looked like after I pulled all the tape off.
Next, I glued on the wooden numbers that I had painted black, and added a bow I made with wire ribbon. Here’s the finished project!
What do you think? I love it!
Do you have a project that needs painting? You can find FrogTape® Shape Tape™ at participating Lowes and Walmart locations, and all Menards stores across the United States. Visit http://frogtape.com/shapetape for more information.
What projects are you working on that Shape Tape™ would be perfect for?