I am absolutely famous for buying supplies for a specific project and never getting around to it. I have purchased 2 sets of wood letters spelling out my girls name over the years with high hopes of decorating them and hanging them above their bed. Ummm, never happened. Then probably about a year or 2 ago I found these awesome chipboard letters in Joann's for a buck each. They were all different pastel colored patterns. Each one was different. Very cute. I managed to pick up letters to spell Grace and I *think* I was only able to get the E-M and I for Emilee's name (at least those are the only ones I could find at home). Anyhow, now ready to finish this project, I went back to Joann's to look for the L-E and E to finish Emilee's name and no such luck. :( Figures. Good think we call her Emi a lot so at least I could put her nickname up on the wall.
This was probably the easiest project I've done to date and it was really inexpensive.
- Flat thumb tacks
- Chipboard letters
- Chipboard shapes (flowers, hearts, anything you like)
- Hot glue gun
- String, yarn or ribbon (my shapes were actually chipboard buttons so I used the yarn to make them look sewn. Leave this step out if you have solid pieces to use.)
First I took some ribbon, thread it through the letters and spaced them out according to my liking.
Then I took my yarn and "sewed" my chipboard buttons. I used a toothpick to help push the yarn through the small holes.
Next I took my hot glue gun and glued the thumb tacks to the back of each of my chipboard buttons and let them dry.
Once they were dry I took the letters to my girls room and used the now decorated thumb tacks and hung the letters above their beds on the wall.
Piece of cake! :) If you use this tutorial, I'd love to see your finished projects. :)
*Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to photography so please forgive the horrible picture quality and lighting on some of the pictures.