Yeah, those things are EXPENSIVE! anywhere from $10-$35 per letter. Ok, I'm poor and feel that I should be able to give my daughter something cute and trendy for her room.
So, with $10 and some old ugly picture frames/glue/mod-podge I had laying around, here's what I did. (if you have to buy glue and mod podge and frames(dollar store) you can add another $7-10 to this project, which will still end up saving you an
You dont have to be particularly crafty to do this project, just patient. I have never used spray paint before and found it pretty easy to use. (I used a WHOLE can for this project because I'm apparently not as good as I think I am.) Other skills you may need are tracing, color matching, frame shopping and using scissors. You can do this, I know you can. Of course, if you want something personalized/similar to this and dont feel like doing the work, I'll do it, but I'll charge you....5 million dollars. mwuahahahaha. just kidding. 4 million dollars. just kidding, but I'm really not, just kidding, I really am but I'm just pretending that I'm not, just kidding.
|my frames are 2- 8"x10" and 1- 5"x7"|
Go to Hobby Lobby(or craft store of your choice) and purchase 3 sheets of scrapbooking paper ($.59 a piece) for a background. And, if you're doing initals only like me, grab another sheet of a contrasting color for the letters. I bought these little wooden letters for $1 a piece! Also, I bought my spray paint there to paint the frames and letters for $4.99
#2 Cut the paper.
|#1 Trace the letter.|
|#2 Cut out the letter|
|#3 Rub the paper over the wood letter to show beveled edge.|
|#4 cut the excess paper off|
Cut the background pages to fit your frames.
|Then have your cat do a quality check upside down.|
#4 Take your wood and paint outside and paint it all.
|After you paint, it takes a few hours to be able to handle the wood again.|
#5 mod-podge the paper to the letters, being ever so careful.
|The paper kind of buckled in a few areas. This was unavoidable for me since I dont know what I'm doing and making this up as I go. :)|
|finished product. I'll post another picture when this is on the wall.|