This project takes about 40 minutes from start to finish and requires very little skill, so anyone can try it, even if you don't consider yourself "crafty!" These initials would also be great for kids' bedrooms or to give as personalized gifts.
What you need...
- wooden initial
- one piece of scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge
- fat paint brush
- hot glue gun
- paper flower embellishment (I got mine at Michael's but these and these are cute)
- about 32 Swarovski flatback rhinestones in 4-5 different colors (these aren't cheap, so you could also buy less expensive non-Swarovski stones at the craft store to keep the cost down!)
What to do...
- Put your piece scrapbook paper down on the table (pretty side up) and lay the wooden letter on top of it.
- Trace the shape of the letter on the paper with a pencil, making sure to keep the traced line as close to the letter as possible.
- Cut the traced paper letter out.
- Take your fat paint brush, dip it in the Mod Podge and paint a thin layer of the glue on your wooden letter.
- Carefully and gently press the traced scrapbook paper letter on top of the wooden letter, making sure to line up the edges neatly.
- Once it's applied, paint another very thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper to seal it to the wooden letter. Allow to dry for 15-20 minutes before moving on.
- Now that the paper has tried a bit, it's time to decorate! Use the hot glue gun to apply your embellished paper flower.
- Hot glue the rhinestones along the edge of your letter, about an inch apart, alternating colors as you see fit.
- Allow the letter to dry on a flat surface for at least 30 minutes before hanging on the wall.
- Admire and enjoy your new wall art! :)