So, I wanted to hang cute letters above Madison's crib that spelled out her name. I had fallen in love with some online and had decided to just buy them instead of make them. Unfortunately, the shipping time was going to be months (I'm far too impatient for that,) and they were going to be VERY expensive. My nightmare was that I go through the wait time and the money just to get them in and not like them (yes- I can be picky.) How do you put something up that you don't like, but how do you NOT put something up that you paid an arm and a leg for. Thus initiates project "Make the letters yourself!"
Materials needed: (all materials were found at Hobby Lobby)
- Canvas boards (one per letter)
- Scrapbook paper to your liking (one for outside border and one for inside space)
- T-shirt paint that matches the scrapbook paper
- Paint for the border/edge
- Scrapbook cardstock to cut letters out of
- Cricut (optional)
- Mod Padge (matte finish so it's not so glossy)
- 3D glue dots
- Hot glue gun to attach ribbon to board
Steps: (I did each step for all the boards before moving onto the next step.)
1. Paint the edge of the board about 1- 1 1/2" in for the border.
2. Cut scrapbook paper to fit inside the border. Cut to your liking depending how much border you want to show.
3. Use the Mod Padge to glue the paper onto the canvas board. Rub out the wrinkles and allow to dry fully. Once dry, paint a layer of Mod Padge over the top of the paper as a "top coat." Glue will dry clear. Allow to dry fully.
4. Cut scrapbook paper for the inside section to your liking. Repeat step 3 with smaller section of paper.
6. Cut the letters of the name out of the cardstock using your Cricut or other cutting device.