How To Be A Gentleman

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I can't seem to get enough of hand embroidered wall art lately. When I saw THIS PIN a few months ago, I knew I wanted to make something similar for Finn's room. I used it as inspiration but I also changed and added a few rules of my own.
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The last rule is totally me… it says "always call your mom". This is my biggest fear of having two boys, I hope they don't turn 18, say bye mom thanks for everything, I'm off to find a new girl then call once every few months. Maybe if I start brainwashing them now they will call me :)
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I used iron on vinyl for the small letters but hand embroidered the rest. I printed out a template for the embroidery and then just used a pencil and traced to give myself a guide.
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I also traced a border around the outside with pencil.
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Then I started to embroider. I find it very relaxing for some reason… I like to sit in bed and do it while I watch TV… Geez how old am I? My husband calls me the youngest old person he knows.
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Lastly, I ironed on my vinyl.
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I love how it turned out. So far this makes one thing to hang on poor Finn's walls haha.
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So do you have any rules to add? I live in Texas y'all, I have to raise gentlemen. Also, does anyone else have sons and want to weigh in on how often they call? Go easy on me :/Also, I entered this into the Borderline Brilliant Contest, so PRETTY PLEASE vote for me, #14 :)
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Post by Taylor Urban : www.itstaylormade.com
  • http://www.ginghamcherry.blogspot.com Catherine

    Oh, I love this so much! Definitely going to embroider one for my son. Love the last rule most of all. I am always making my 7 yr old promise to kiss and hug and call me even when he grows up – I figured a bit of brainwashing might work! ha ha.

  • http://analaila-m.blogspot.com Analaila

    This is soooo adorable and a great idea too! i cant wait to try it out.

  • http://www.wabi-sabihomeandgarden.com Mamaholt

    I just saw this on Pinterest and LOVE it!

    My son is a Finn too (Finnigan) and we’re in the south (Austin) as well.

    Now I just need to learn to embroider.

    Thanks for the adorable idea.

  • erin

    I googled for a girl version-how to be a lady wall art-all that came up was naked lady wall art. sigh We need to work on that! :)