Coffee Sign

Linda kelley
by Linda kelley
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Hi! I finally finished this was like a puzzle, with small pieces. So here it is...I hope you like it ! I made it with black and white beans! You don't necessarily have to put the beans on a piece of wood. You can make a smaller project using a picture frame, and make your design on the glass...then hang!
It all started when I found this piece of wood. It was left over from another project. Perfect size for my idea! 9"x 24".
I started by drawing , with a ruler, a picture of a stove top espresso maker on copy paper. When I had it all drawn out, I made the cup of coffee, I used a candle holder to draw the cup.
When I drew both I cut them both out and traced along the edges.
I started gluing the beans on. The cup and the maker are both white.
After I was done I started thinking about where to put what. I decided to put 'Brewed Fresh' up on top. Then I just put the names of my faves
I had written the words, then traced over them with the glue. As you can tell below, the beans had a mind of there own.
Then it was time to fill in with black beans. With a small brush, I painted around everything with black paint.

This is going in my kitchen above the coffee zone!
This is a easy project anyone can do. If you have 2 frames, you could decorate both, then hang together! I forgot to mention, I did spray the sign with Rustoleum clear coat spray paint. It seals. I use this on almost all my projects inside and outside the house.
Suggested materials:
  • Piece of wood   (home improvement store)
  • 1 bag of white and black beans   (grocery store)
  • Aleene's Tacky glue   (had on hand)
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  • Jeanne M Simpson Jeanne M Simpson on Jun 12, 2016
    Do you not need to seal the beans in any way? Won't bugs get in them?

  • Trae Trae on Jun 12, 2016
    Very Cute, curious about the beans you used to create the pieces, ? i may see what i can come up with using coffee beans, but am wondering if they are harder to work with?

  • Dee B Dee B on Jun 13, 2016
    How many man hours did this take ? Are those coffee beans or black beans?

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  • Gail Tipton Gail Tipton on Aug 06, 2016
    My daughter has a birthday coming up and she has coffee theme things in her kitchen. I think she would love this, I'm not very artistic but I think even I could manage this.

  • Linda kelley Linda kelley on Aug 07, 2016
    Yes Gail...If I can!