This is one of the things I made this week.
I was very inspired by some wonderful crafters this week and I thought I would try to decoupage a wooden letter this week. Katie's Nesting Place has a wonderful tutorial on how to Mod Podge scrapbook paper to wooden letters. I have never done this before and it was a good thing my "helper" was asleep, because there were some curse words used & some blood shed. I was persistent but wow, these are harder then they look.
My first attempt bubbled, ripped, and just looked awful. (Edit: COMPLETE USER ERROR not because of the tutorial, Katie's instructions are wonderful) I got out the razor blade and ripped it all off (hence the blood shed). I sanded it all down and started again. Thank goodness these sheets were 5/$1.00 at Joann's this week or I would of been even madder!!!
Costs: $1.99 for Letter, $0.40 for paper (should of been $0.20, oh well) = $2.50
I am happy with the results. I had planned to put this on the wall going up the stairs above the large signature frame, but now I am not so sure. I am now thinking my black and white dining room. Once I decide I will post pictures.
Kudos to all the women who Mod Podge all of the time because there is an art to it, and it takes plenty of patience. Two things I seem to lack!! As the old saying goes "Practice Makes Perfect" and I am not giving up because I plan on making a "W" and "L" for the doors of my kids room. Then with the extra scrapbook paper from this project I am going to make some more eggs!! I love that project from Xazmin.
Also, I wanted to share with you one of my best friend's post on her home projects. She did 4 projects for $6. They look wonderful!! I am going to steal her collage idea. Go over to see the wonderful projects Heather has completed!!