Yeah, well, the room has gone in a TOTALLY different direction. Enter Boy 1, my 11-year-old, who said it was all great until we actually started shopping. Then the white beds became espresso brown, and the blue and white bedding became a linen-y tan color. I tell ya. But it's all good... I just went in a different direction using this photo as my inspiration. (and thankfully, he loves it.)
I bet you can tell where the color inspiration came from for the wall I posted yesterday, huh?
|My boys' newly striped wall|
How to Mod Podge a Wooden Letter...
What you'll need:
1. A wooden letter (well, that's a no brainer, huh?) They are readily available at most craft/hobby stores. I purchased mine at Robert's.
2. Mod Podge - I use the matte finish.
3. A craft brush to spread the Mod Podge.
4. A craft knife.
5. Scrapbook paper of your choice.
6. A sanding block, or fine grit sandpaper.
- Start by tracing the letter you are going to use onto your scrapbook paper. I like to trace mine onto the back of the paper (just make sure to reverse the letter.)
- Cut out the letter with your craft knife.
- Now spread a layer of mod podge onto your wooden letter, making sure to cover the entire letter.
- Place the scrapbook paper letter on top of your wooden letter...line up carefully and press down firmly. Smooth gently with your hand. Because of the weight of the scrapbook paper, I find that it is not really necessary to smooth out bubbles, but if you should notice any, you can smooth them out using the side of a credit card (or something like that.)
- Now turn the letter over...you will notice that there is a bit of paper that is probably spilling over the edges. Just use your craft knife to carefully cut away any of the excess paper.
- Turn the letter back over and use your sanding block (or sandpaper) to gently sand the edges of the paper. This gives the letter a nice finished appearance.
- If you wish, you can now give your letter another coat of Mod Podge to seal it. This is not necessary, but does give it a bit of extra protection.
Until then, happy crafting!