Monday, February 20, 2012

Nursery Wall Letters

For both my kids and my cousin's daughter, I handpainted letters for their nurseries. With baby cousin #2 due to arrive in a few weeks (you'll never guess what her name is going to be!), I decoupaged them and WOW! did they turn out great and they took about a tenth of the time of handpainting them!


What You Need:
  • White Wooden Letters (available at craft store)
  • Patterned Cardstock
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors, Pencil
  • Foam Brush
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper

How To Make Them:
  • Place letter backwards on back side of paper and trace outline.
  • Cut letter shape out of paper.
  • Apply thin coat of Mod Podge to wooden letter and align paper letter on top, smoothing down. Let dry.
  • If there is excess paper around edges of letter, either trim with scissors or smooth edges down with a fine grit sandpaper.
  • Apply at least two thin coats of Mod Podge, allowing each one to dry completely before applying the next.
  • Note: if you don't want white edges, paint them with acrylic paint before applying Mod Podge. I ended up painting a coat of white paint to brighten up the edges.
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15 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I'd love for you to stop over and share at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/02/mix-it-up-monday_19.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing :) I hope you'll stop back often to share your creative ideas!

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  2. looks great I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore and Made Link party

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  3. This looks great!!! Thanks for sharing how you made them. I'm pinning this...

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  4. This is great versus trying to give painting it a try! I made my daughters first initial only when they were babies. Now that they are 6 & 8 - it needs an update and this will be an easy way to do it. Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer@ www.mefancy.blogspot.com

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  5. these are great thanks for sharing i founf your blog via Crafty Soiree link party

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  6. What a wonderful idea. I'll have to try this out in my daughters' rooms.

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  7. I LOVE these! Possibilities for color and style are endless!!
    Amanda

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  8. Absolutely adorable! I did something similar, and made a hairbow holder, now I wish I would have made her whole name! I am hosting my 2nd link party, and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like!

    http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  9. Love these!!! I have a linky party on Tuesdays :) I am visiting your blog for the first time :)

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  10. Featuring YOU tonight over on my blog. You were one of the top view links at last week's party. :) Thank you so much for linking up!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/02/wow-me-wednesday-40.html

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  11. Awesome you were featured on Gingersnap Crafts. I love her blog. And, your letters are wonderful and so deserve to be featured!

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  12. Ohhhhh...so cute! Come party at my place! I would love for you to stop by my Creative Inspirations linky party to link up - the party is happening NOW! I hope to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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