Some super fun Christmassy things have been made lately. I'll blog about those ASAP. For today, let's talk about Vivi's letters!
Easiest project ever, to the point I almost feel silly blogging about it because the simplicity factor makes it kind of a "duh". But however, a few years back, I didn't know Mod Podge from a bottle of Elmer's, so maybe a crafting newbie might appreciate the info? Or not? Should I shut up about my crafts now and return to poop talk/sleep obsessions/toddler tantrum talk only? TELL ME.
Anyway. Back to the crafts. If you want to make letters like these, you just need a couple of things.
1) cardboard letters. I got mine at Hobby Lobby. JoAnn's has them, too. If you pay more than $2 each you paid too much.
2) scrapbooking paper. I bought a gigantic book of it, because it was pretty and because then I knew it coordinated and because it was 40% off and 40% off is PRACTICALLY FREE! (Tricky tricky, Hobby Lobby.)
3) Mod Podge
4) paint brush to apply Mod Podge to cardboard letters
7) caffeine and kids who nap
Trace the letters onto paper, cut letters out, cut strips the width of the sides, and Mod Podge the shit out of the whole shebang. The end.
Someone asked me (hiiiii, Marta Martha!) if it was hard to do the corners. Nope. If you slop enough Mod Podge on the cardboard letters, the paper gets soggy when you put it on there, and is really workable. I put the side strips on first and cut the front pieces a tiiiiiiny bit bigger than need be so there's some excess to fold over. Seriously. It's so easy. And cute, right?
Someday I'll post a more thorough overview of her room, when it's done. It's almost done. I still want a PBK wall mounted bookshelf like so, but alas, it will have to wait until after the holidays. Holidays be all CHA-CHINGY and such.
I made a similar thing for A's room, except it's just one ginormous A. (Ordered from a company that seems to no longer carry these - but I see JoAnn has something similar.) His letter is a bit more meaningful - I used a map of A's birth state (Texas, if you've forgotten) to cover his letter. I do say, I love how it turned out and it fit in with his transportation themed room quite nicely.
|yes, three nightlights.|
and if one is lost OMG END OF WORLD.
I'll post more pictures his room, too, when I figure out if I am okay with putting the bunk beds o'hazard back in (minus the ladder? J says yes?) OR figure out a way to situate two twin beds in there OR convince J to disassemble one and move it to the basement until our son is no longer at an age where he'll catapult himself from the top bunk to the floor and break his damn face (so, age 30, ish?)