I can still remember spelling out Christian’s name on the wall of his nursery when I was pregnant with him, back in 2006. So, I wasn’t exactly willing to part with those little white block letters just yet!
The current style of Christian’s room is a clean- line, retro style. I have been crazy about chevron lately, so I searched google for a navy chevron pattern. When I found the right one, I saved the image to my computer and made 9 copies. (Christian has 9 letters in his name) In case you were wondering, lol!
Here’s what supplies you’re going to need for this project:
- block letters
- paper pattern or fabric of your choice
- decoupage ( see simple recipe below!)
- exacto knife
First step, turn your paper pattern-side down, grab a letter, turn it backwards and trace it. Continue this step for each letter. Next, cut out each letter. Don’t worry about being perfect, you will go back later with the exacto knife! Once you’ve got them all cut out, begin brushing on the decoupage onto the letter and place the paper on top, smooth out, set aside and continue for the remaining letters. Let these dry for at least 15 minutes. Now, it’s time to make these letters perfect! Grab a magazine and your exacto knife. Flip the letter backwards and trim as close as possible. Using the magazine will allow you to push as hard as needed without scrapping your surface. Plus, just rip each page out when needed! For finishing touches, place your letters on newspaper and brush on generous amounts of decoupage, repeat as desired. I did this step three times. It seals any bubbles or frayed ends and gives it a shine!
Super simple DIY recipe for decoupage! I was doing my usual browsing of Pinterest and came across this great website and recipe! Here’s where I found it, Do It Yourself Divas . Less than $2 and you will be able to use it many times!!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Jar or container
- Elmer’s Glue
It’s that simple people! Each ingredient should be 50/50, and then shake, shake, shake. You can make as little, or as much as you’d like! Have fun 🙂