I’ve had two ‘R’s made out of paper in my cupboard for while now. Since January 2015 to be exact, when we moved to Chester! They were a ‘new home’ gift for Rhys and I from my art teacher friend Lisa. I’ve been holding onto them for a while because I don’t think my felt tip pen skills would do them justice, they’d definitely end up looking like a present from a child at school! I wanted to make sure that however I decorated them they would at least look lovely on display at home. Since recently sorting out all of my craft boxes, (I can be a bit of a hoarder) I’ve accumulated a large bag of material scraps. This is what I chose for to cover my letters with. If you fancy making your own you can use anything really! Glitter, buttons, magazine cut outs or even felt tip pens if you’re a bit more confident with them than me! I’m pretty sure I remember Lisa telling me she got these letters from http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/ but I’m sure you can pick them up in many other craft store too!
What you’ll need:
- paper/wooden letter
- scraps of material of your choice
- Glue gun or fabric glue
I used a glue gun for this project. Mainly because it’s a stronger and quicker drying glue for the thickness of my material. If you’re sticking paper then PVA will be good enough
Pick your material / decorations. Cut them into manageable sizes to fit onto your letter
Layer up the materials, wrapping them around and sticking them on your letters until there are no more gaps left. That’s it!