Monday, November 14, 2011

Home Sweet Home


If you have ever shopped at Anthropologie you may have seen their wonderful letter accessories. I’ve always wanted to have a million letters all over my home. 

I found the perfect imitation here

I was telling GB all about this great project and he said, “Instead of spray painting them, how about you wrap newspaper around it?”

GENIUS! 

GB is becoming quite crafty. 

After some brainstorming I decided I would purchase the letters to create ‘Home Sweet Home’ and Mod Podge newspaper over the letters, and hang them on the wall. Our walls still need some new friends. 

Before I tell you all about this project, I need to tell you Sly, my sister, came over to craft with me. 

She also was using Mod Podge. The task seemed quite easy.  Take a glass jar and cover with fallen leaves using Mod Podge. She struggled to get the leaves to stick to the glass jar. After about 5 minutes of trying, she gave up and said, “This doesn’t work and I hate this project. I’m over this.”
Patience is not her strongest attribute. 



Now onto Home Sweet Home....
I found the perfect paper mache letters at Joann Fabrics. 


Sly has done a lot of modge podging, whereas this was my first time. I placed the newspaper over the letter and started spreading Mod Podge over the newspaper. 


Sly said, “That’s not how you do it idiot. You put it on the letter, stick the newspaper down, and then put it overtop as well.”
Well, maybe she did not say it as mean as that, but she certainly made her point. 
Turns out she was right (hate when that happens); it was much easier this way. 

I would not recommend using a sponge brush, it soaked up too much of the Mod Podge.





Let me tell you, this takes a really long time for 13 letters. I probably put in around 10 hours of work to complete all of the letters. After they had completely dried, I attached velcro with sticky tape on each letter and then hung them on the wall. 





Voila! 





The letters are not perfectly straight but I love it. So glad GB inspired this project. 

3 comments:

  1. This turned out great, I <3 it! I think I'm going to have to try this one :)

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  2. Thanks Andrea! You should, it's really easy, except for all the nooks and crannies! If you do give it a try, you must send me a picture!

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