Saturday, November 10, 2012

Getting Crafty

Last month all I did was sit on my rear and watch movies.  I fully blame Blockbuster for this since they "gave" me a free pass for their $14.99 a month program that allows you to rent one video or game at a time with no return date and unlimited rentals.  Because I wanted to get the full value of the pass, I felt like I had to constantly get videos to watch.  Towards the end of the pass, I decided that I would not be renewing it because I didn't want to spend more time with my eyes glued to the TV.  I decided that I would start crafting more to occupy my time. 
I opted to work on a project that would be super easy, but was something that I had wanted to try for a long time.  My materials were:

* Wood Letters
* Paper in a matching color motif
* Mod Podge (matte)
* Foam brush
* Enamel Spray Sealer
* Pencil

I matched the paper with the letters I wanted them to be attached to, traced the letters upside down on the back of the papers, and cut them out. (Sorry about the photo, I forgot to fix it before uploading it.)

Using the foam brush I applied a thin layer of mod podge to the letters and then carefully applied the paper over the mod podge.  Once the mod podge was dry, I applied another thin layer on top of the paper.  I let that dry over night and then sprayed all the letters with the spray sealer.

After a day of drying, I think I ended up with a pretty cute little project to display on our mantel.


  1. What does the enamel spray sealer do? I have made these before, but did not use the enamel spray.

  2. The enamel spray gives them a nice, shiny finish. This is what I did for Ella...used her name and some paper. I will try to remember to take a picture and post it so you can see.