Ok, so for a while now I have been wanting to post a tutorial - share the process of how to make something from go to woe. Although I also feared this with a bit of trepidation as my confidence in feeling that I earned any kind of status enabling me to write a tutorial was somewhat lacking. I love crafting, sewing and decorating my home but I feel as though I am a jack of all trades (crafting ones, that is) and a master at none!
But having said that, I am taking a huge hop, skip and a jump in the deep end and decided to share a small little project I worked on the other day!
Have you ever noticed how in every single home decorating magazine there is always a wooden letter or word adorning a fireplace or mantle, bookshelf or kitchen bench??? Recently I bought the wooden word "laugh" and spray painted in bright yellow for a feature wall and was delighted with the results but it got me thinking!
My next attempt was the word "dream" but this time covered in decorative paper....
Here is how I did it!
wooden word - you can get these at spotlight
decorative paper large enough to cover the entire word
Trace your wooden letter in mirror image on the wrong side of your decorative paper.
Using the cutting knife, cut around this outline and any middle parts (it might be slightly bigger at this stage by don't worry).
lay your wooden word (right side up) and paper (wrong side up) on the newspaper and give a light spray with adhesive being careful that the paper does not stick to the newspaper. Carefully place the paper on the word lining up the edges and gaps.
Lay the word upside down on the cutting mat and using your cutting knife tidy up the edges of paper that are overhanging.
Using the emery board file the edges of the timber and paper so that they are smooth - you can file as much or as little. Filing more away will give it that worn out vintage look!