I've wanted to put Bean's name up on her bedroom wall for a while,
but haven't been able to find anything that I liked.
So I decided to make it.
I bought plain wooden letters from the craft store, and painted the sides with acrylic paint.
The first picture was after one coat - I did two.
And yes, the cookie was a necessary part of the process.
I traced the letters on scrapbook paper and cut them out with an exacto knife.
One letter I did in green as an accent colour, the rest I used two different patterns and made them into stripes (hello I have a stripes addiction). I tore the sheets by hand because I didn't want it to look too "clean", and glued the strips back into the stripe pattern before tracing/cutting.
And then good ol' Mod Podge.
A little Mod Podge on the letter and two coats on top.
I have too many things that I want to make and not enough time...
I also wish I had a sewing machine... and a serger... a glue gun... a staple gun...