Sunday, July 17, 2011

{my first craft} : embellished letter tutorial

Before I start with this little craft I hope you read my little disclaimer about crafts here.
Basically, I just duplicate what I see {I'll be sure to note where I got the idea/inspiration from}
 and add my own spin to it.

Once upon a time TJ Maxx and Marshall's used to sell these large heavy monogram letters.
I bought a "J" for my daughter and have been on the lookout for an "I" for my other daughter.
I'm not sure what type of material these letters were made of
{and I'm way to comfortable on the couch with my laptop to get up and check on it, sorry}
but I decided to try to create a one using the 12" card board  letters I found at Michael's.

I know that I am not the first to create this embellished monogram letter but here's how I did it.

Painted the sides and bottom of the letter and let dry.

I missed taking a picture of this step but I traced the letter on scrapbook paper and cut it out.
Then used Mod Podge to glue the the scrapbook paper cut-out onto the letter.

Carefully trim the edges so that the scrapbook paper doesn't extend beyond the edges of the letter.
{I spy a little girl peeking}

Coat the top and edges of scrapbook paper with Mod Podge.

I tore out a small section of a page from an old bible I had
and used mod podge to glue it directly onto the letter.
{This was a gift for my cousins daughter who had just recently been baptized}

Time to embellish!
I added a little flower, some sparkly sequins and a little bird sticker to pretti-fy it up.

And that's it!
Easy peasy.
I have no doubt you could have figured it out without my
stellar tutorial {ha!}

Happy Crafting!

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Michelle said...

Cute!! Love how it came out! I have that same letter and I need to work on it and this is a great idea! I am visiting from Making the World Cuter and I am a new follower! I hope you have a great week and I see you around soon!!

andie jaye said...

this turned out darling!!! i'd never tried this before, it's fun, though right? have peeked around a bit. i love your blog! your photos are lovely! am a new follower now!

Christy said...

Your first Craft?? You have some talent honey! Keep crafting. :) Thanks for your sweet comment about my guest post on Crayon Freckles. It's always good to hear positive things.

Object of Maya*ffection said...

SO CUTE! I LOVE anything monogram!!