My sister-in-law (D's little sister) is pregnant and I wanted to do something special for Clayton's nursery so I decided to attempt to make some letters (spelling his name) to hang above his crib. I knew right off the bat that I was not going to be able to paint them - I'm just not that talented, but I thought that I could cover them with something and go that route. I couldn't find any letters that I liked so I talked D into letting me print them out and trace them on some wood and then him cut them out for me. Then - I was at Hobby Lobby and stumbled upon some giant chipboard letters that were $1.77 each - much cheaper than the wood route, so I bought all the letters that I needed.
The letters look similar to this (I forgot to take pictures at first). They are like giant scrapbook embellishments.
Then I went to the scrapbooking paper and picked out a different sheet for each letter and a few 3d scrapbook stickers to add once I got the letters all papered.
Once I was home, I turned the paper over and traced the letter then cut it out and used Elmer's spray adhesive to adhere the paper to the letters. Warning: Be careful with that spray glue! It is strong and gets everywhere, so make sure you put something down under what you are spraying.
When I was at Hobby Lobby, I picked up a pad of black ink so that I could trim the letters with it, to add a little deminsion and possibly age them a bit.
These are some of the tools that I used to finish the letters.
Come back tomorrow to see how they turned out!