Periodic Table Crafty Art
This project was another of my submissions to SYTYC. The theme for the week was "scientific." What's more scientific than the periodic table? (Probably a lot. I always got Cs in science!)
Inspired by this project, here's how I made them. I needed nothing more than some scrapbooking letters, craft paint and small pieces of wood.
I bought the wood pieces at Michael's for about a buck a piece. They're each about 5 x 8. I painted each in a solid coat of craft paint. I thought red, orange and a lime green were science-y looking. :)
After the paint was completely dry, I masked off a 1/4 inch border.
Then I stuck on the letters I wanted to used for each "element," as well as another piece of tape, 2 inches from the bottom.
Then I painted over the entire thing with white paint.
I let it dry overnight and then carefully peeled off the tape and scrapbook stickers.
I then gave each one its own atomic number and element name, again with scrapbook stickers.
I did a few teeny tiny touch ups with a toothpick and then sealed them all with a coat of Mod Podge.
That last one that is slightly crooked is driving me bananas!!
You could also spread the science nerdiness and make different elements for places other than the craft room. A playroom, child's bedroom or kitchen could all up their geek factor with some fun scientific art!
I want to know where beading falls on the table!ReplyDelete
This was one of my favorite projects of the whole contest! Thanks so much for the tutorial :)ReplyDelete
i LOVE this entry!!! LOVE LOVE IT!!! I am a total science geek and I think it is awesome! Would never have known you got c's!!ReplyDelete
what a cute idea!ReplyDelete
OH my goodness. Love this. Seriously. This is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Whoa!! :) I love it! LOVE it. I have all these ideas in my head now for the playroom.. You rock, girl!ReplyDelete
Love it! That is soooo cute!ReplyDelete
That's adorable (of course)!ReplyDelete
Oh! Love it!ReplyDelete
stopping by from tatertots and jello!
I really liked this one....so fun! I might need to make these for my sewing room!ReplyDelete
That is beyond cool Cheryl! You are the craftiest girl!! Thanks for linking up -- I really love your projects!ReplyDelete
These are simply adorable! So creative and fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie LynnReplyDelete
Love, love, love these! Thanks for the tute!ReplyDelete
I loved this idea, Cheryl. Thanks for sharing the how-to.ReplyDelete
those are so cute and creative! you definitely should have won.ReplyDelete
This is fun! It would work well in my craft area, because it is in the loft that I share with my kids play/school area. Thanks for the fun idea!ReplyDelete
Wow - very cute. Now I need a sewing room to put them in. haha. I love the idea!ReplyDelete
Oh i completely love this!! I have 2 science degrees but am a full time crafter, so this geeky crafty heaven to me!! Love it!! Love PosieReplyDelete
My hubby suggested you could do this for kids' names, too. Tr for Tristan, Is for Isaac. I thought that was neat (who knew I married a crafter?). :DReplyDelete
This is hysterical! love it!ReplyDelete
Super cute!!! I'm crafty and hubby is a science guy *geek* and this is where our 2 worlds could collide : ) LOVE it!! coming to you from T&J - have a great weekend (you just made mine)ReplyDelete
Waaaaay cute! Love it!ReplyDelete
Such a fun idea! I may try this with different words for my girls' playroom.ReplyDelete
yes yes yes! I agree with everyone! so so cute!ReplyDelete
Wonderful idea. My 12 year old son may like this :)ReplyDelete
We are taking our daughter (while brother is at camp) to the Art Institute in Chicago next Wednesday or Thursday. Can you recommend a coffee house (besides Starbucks) in downtown Chicago, or possibly out in one of the suburbs?
Wow, this is SO awesome!ReplyDelete
Super cute! These would look great in a boy's space room or robot room!ReplyDelete
I LOVE THIS!!! I just finished buying new bins for all of my fabric and I may have to make these as signs for what each bin has! Great job!ReplyDelete
These turned out so well. How clever to use them for your craft area - very cool! Found u thru Tatertots and Jello. Now following....Pam @ SallygoodinReplyDelete
Wow! I love these.ReplyDelete
I just finished my craft room and used this idea for the fabric bins! http://straightstitches.blogspot.com/2010/06/introducing-new-and-improved-craft-room.htmlReplyDelete
Love this idea! Thanks for sharing. Fun!ReplyDelete
So Cool! Thanks for sharing with us!ReplyDelete
This is so, so creative! I have got to do this for my craft room. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.ReplyDelete
I Love this!!! Great work!!!ReplyDelete
Having a pHD in Molecular Genetics and a love for all things crafty, this is so up my alley! When time permits I'm so going to make up a set for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
This is so cool! Science was not something I was proud of! Thankfully my husband is a whiz and that can save the kids!ReplyDelete
I love these! They would drive my husband crazy!!ReplyDelete
You are a crafting goddess! I love these.ReplyDelete
this is so great! totally original. i love it!ReplyDelete
This is great! Love it!ReplyDelete