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~Map Mod-Podged Monogram ~

August 30, 2010

I have been feeling particularily crafty these past weeks. It must be an avoidance tactic, avoiding finishing real projects around the house.

So....
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!



And then...

Voila!


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!)

Also....

Thanks to Jen at Tatertots and Jello for featuring my subway/eyechart art that I made for my son's room!


Linking to:
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous






7 comments:

  1. Ohmygoodness I LOVE this! I found letters similar to this at my local craft store, liked them, didn't love them, but now that I see this I'm thinking of going back and trying this out on them! Thanks for sharing@ I'll link back when I'm all done :)
    http://homelifestyledesign.blogspot.com

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  2. Love this letter - and love the font!

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  3. Love the letter. So many possibilities. Thanks for sharing.
    Brooke

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  4. Love how your letter turned out Barbara! Using a map was such a great idea. I might need to try that. And, of course, A is my favorite letter!

    Thanks for the shout-out!

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  5. They are all around - and I really really love that you used a map!

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  6. Ohh -I love this! I haven't seen it anywhere before actually (been living under a rock lately ;) There's just something I love about maps, especially old ones =)

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  7. Love this Barbara! I grew up with the letter "V" hanging in my bedroom... loved it so much (it was SO Mary-esk!!) that I took it into adulthood, hanging it in many of my homes. It's tucked away in a box now... but I'm planning on pulling it out, marrying it to a "B" and hanging them both in my/our current bedroom :-) Can't say I'll mod-podge a map to it, but I really love this idea and can see using a special paper instead. There's this wonderful shop filled with beautiful paper at Granville Island... maybe we could head there together one day?
    Hope you're well... looking forward to seeing you and everyone on Sept. 18th!! :-D
    Victoria

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