Monday, March 26, 2007

Home Decor


Since I usually make cards and a few (very few as of late) scrapbook pages, I thought I would branch out and try some "home decor". I purchased these wooden letters at Joann a little while back with the intention of altering them for my girls' bedroom wall. "S" for Savannah, "A" for Arwen. I covered each letter with Mod Podge, then placed them face down on the back side of the patterned paper. I traced each letter with a craft knife to cut away the excess paper, turned the letters back over and sanded the edges to blend the paper into the wood. The sides were then painted with acrylic paint. I really didn't know what to do with the embellishments, so I kept them simple. . . a flower, a few ribbons and, most importantly, a picture of each of the girls. The pictures are attached with the clips so that I can change them as the girls get older. I saw this idea in a scrapbook magazine a while back. Now to actually put the letters on the wall! :) SUPPLIES USED: Paper-Oriental Trading patterned paper, olive and pink; Accessories- Making Memories clips and brads, May Arts ribbon, Prima flowers, Americana acrylic paints in White and Antique Mauve.

12 comments:

Jennifer -- jkincolorado said...

These turned out GREAT!!! And your little girls are absolutely adorable! :)

Charmaine G said...

These are really cute. I like the simplicity of them and being able to change the pitures as they grow.

Cute!

Charmaine G

Melissa said...

These are really cute! I've had an M for over a month now with some paint and patterned paper on it, but I can't seem to decide on embellishments. Thanks for the ideas!

Jami Speidel said...

These are so stinkin' cute! What a fun way to personalize your daughters' rooms! Great idea, attaching the pics w/ a clip so that they can be changed! Your daughters are gorgeous and I LOVE their names! Great work!

Michelle said...

Love them! I also have letters waiting to be altered for my kids rooms...maybe I'll let you inspire me to get movin'!

Lisa said...

These are so cute!! I love the idea of a clip to change out the pictures.

Beate said...

What a great idea. I love the way your letters turned out! And your girls are too cute!!!

Shanismom said...

The letters turned out beautiful...

Dawn Mercedes said...

I love the clip idea...really keeps this decor current!

Dawn aka TreasureOiler said...

I think they turned out beautifully! Keeping them simple makes your daughters pictures stand out so well! No need to clutter them up! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Fantastic!! Great job stratching your wings.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute. I was going to make a couple of shadowboxes for baby gifts, but this looks like a really neat alternative!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!!!
DeborahLynneS

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