March 4, 2011

::Tutorial:: Fabric Letters with Mod Podge

Last week, Flannery & I hibernated in her sewing room & worked on projects all weekend long. The husbands kept the kids occupied with Toy Story 3, girl scout cookies & an attempted sledding trip JUST so that we could craft. You've already seen our beloved Drop Cloth Pillows. Next up, I introduced Flann to Modge Podge!



Supplies:
letters (other ideas: EAT, CRAFT, LOVE, LUCKY...you get the idea!)
different, but coordinating fabrics
foam brushes
modge podge
craft sealant spray
sand paper
favorite cocktails & starburst jelly beans (*optional, but HIGHLY recommended!)



Trace your letters on the back of your fabric (think, the back of the fabric is going to be glued to the front of the letter). Then, cut out your fabric.




Apply a thin coat of modge modge to your letter.




Place fabric onto your letter & apply modge podge on top of the fabric (we did 2 coats). Smooth out bubbles & bumps as much as possible. Don't worry if it's not perfect, we'll give you a shabby chic tip in a sec!



Allow letters to dry over night. When they are dry, take sand paper to the edges AND front of the letter to "rough" it up. It makes it frayed & shabby chic looking...perfectly imperfect! Spray with craft sealant when you are all done...then display!




11 comments:

cleverlyinspired said...

Love it! Need to make some for my office!! Great job!!! All projects go smoother with jellybeans and wine...no doubt!

ShantyGirl said...

Very cute project! Love it.
Sherry

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Great project! A cute way to dress up the letters.
I'm a new follower
http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

Erin said...

I LOVE the fabric choices!! Super fun and cute! :)

Jamie said...

Those look amazing. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
More The Merrier Monday.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Beverly said...

Found your blog just visiting site to sites on blogland... love the letters.. may steal your idea..I painted mine just plain black for my sewing room. Great idea. Your newest follower..

Julie said...

so cute! I think I may try this for my girls room.

SAS Interiors said...

Loved your letter makeover! Thank you so much for linking up to Saturday Spotlight. Check back again this Saturday for the featured projects and to link up again!

~Jenna, SAS Interiors
www.sasinteriors.net

Emma said...

Sooo loving these - my daughter would have her name done in seconds!

I'd love to get my hands on some mod podge - not managed to find it here in Aus. Prob have to look online.

Loving your blog - just landed here from Stuff and Nonsense and am now following... have a great weekend!

Green Door Girl said...

I shared this on my facebook page tonight - love it! :)

Flannery Buchanan said...

Thanks everyone! Emma--try Amazon or Michaels.com. I am pretty certain it's available on both! Good luck!