I have been feeling particularily crafty these past weeks. It must be an avoidance tactic, avoiding finishing real projects around the house.
Here is another simple (and cheap) project that is seen everywhere...
but I like it.
One of my favourite bloggers and friend, Alissa at 33 Shades of Green, made some decorative letters for her home and I decided to try it for my son's room.
Are you dying to make one? Here's how....
First you will need a wooden letter. I bought mine at Michaels.
Next, paint the edges using a colour of your choice and method of your choice. I used black craft paint but you could use spray paint, leftover wall paint, etc.
After a few coats of paint have dried, lay the letter on an old map, trace and cut it out.
*Make sure you lay it right side up. I laid it wrong side down, and then when I wanted to glue the traced piece out and it was backwards - sheesh!
Using mod podge glue the paper piece onto the wooden letter, smoothing out bubbles. Then paint a thin coat of mod podge over the entire piece and let dry. Oops - forgot to take photos of that step!
One more week and the kids are back at school. Hopefully I can get into a routine again and finally finish my daughter's room (I have really procrastinated on that one!)
Thanks to Jen at Tatertots and Jello for featuring my subway/eyechart art that I made for my son's room!
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