I can't tell you how many times
"Are you ready for her yet?"
"Is her room all finished being decorated"
HAHA Heck no..
Not even close.
Her walls are painted,
well almost finished painted.
We have the base color finished,
which is Olympic No VOC color matched from Valspar Signature
looks like this
That's the door to our room!!
And besides that we have her dresser- which the room is a mess
so you can see that later,
plus we have to get new pulls and
I am working on lining
all the drawers with fun paper which i'll show you later too.
The first real thing I have done,
thus far is these letters.
I purchased these cardboard type letters
months ago from
Jo Ann, I think they were $.99 a letter
Here are my supplies:
E,L,I,A letters from Joann's- $.99 a piece
Matte Modge Podge- $3.99 at Michaels
4 pieces of scrapbook paper- $.59 on sale each
I used two sponge brushes, you only need one, I was just messy.
So what i did first, was pick out what order I wanted the paper in
then traced the letters on the back of the paper.
Just make sure you get all the front and sides not the back.
For the A, I also did not do the center part of the A,
you can't really see it
and i'm sure it wouldn't have been pretty.
I did this for each letter.
Then carefully I put each side on,
by putting the Modge Podge on first
then the paper.
I made sure the straightest edge was facing the center.
Sometimes i did the top first and sometimes i didn't. I did notice the onese
I did on top first looks better.
I then coated the entire front of the letters with the
modge podge and let them dry on newspaper.
NOTE*- I also used glue to bend the edges to make it look more rounded
from the excess paper.
Remember, it's going on a wall, so people aren't going to really see every
single brown line that you can just barely see when you hold it
5 inches from your face!!
My finished project looked like this:
I think it turned out great!! I'm very happy and can't wait
to get it on her wall! I think these are going either above her crib or above her dresser on the wall!!!
You could do this for anything, like putting them
in the kitchen, with a framed art wall,
or in places like the bathroom or laundry room.
The modge podge seals the paper and makes it water proof.
Would i dunk them in water, NO
but if they get sprayed on, moisture on them,
what have you,
if you put a coat on everything you should be just fine!!
Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial!!