Monday, July 29, 2013

{and stay off my lawn!}

It was bound to happened.  I'd become the crazy eccentric old lady who lived on the street that "overdecorated" for each and every passing holiday.  {of course that is me}  The one who yelled at people to "stay off my lawn!".  {it isn't quite that bad, but close}

We had just a ton of people dropping by and trying to sell things. 
All.  The.  Time. 
Anything you could imagine...from meat to Jesus. 
 
Each time a stranger comes to the house, it is World War 3 with Lola, and I just couldn't take it anymore, so I made a sign.  I saw several on Etsy (many wouldnt' work for one reason or another), and even some alleged free printables on Pinterest (but the printables weren't really there anymore), so I set out and made my own.  I think it turned out pretty cute.

 
It cost less than $2 to make...
 
I bought the scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby for cheap
I bought the frame at The Dollar Tree for $1
I used a hanger and ribbon I already owned
 
I wanted a cheap frame for a couple of reasons
(1) Cheap frames are not very heavy
(2) When the hanger pops off, and it falls and shatters, I don't want to care too much.
The Dollar Tree didn't have any black frames, but I just bought a gold one and hit it with some spray paint I already owned.
 
I made the "Unless you are a child" exception because I didn't want to truly be that cranky old lady, but then some kid took $16 for the school cookie dough fund raiser and never delivered the dough, so I'm rethinking it.  Maybe "Unless I know your parents" should be my new caveat.
 
I have greatly enjoyed my peace and quiet since I posted the sign.  It seems drastic and hateful, but I would highly recommend it!

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