Take that World Market

Sep 25, 2012

Finding these little buddies at World Market (and seeing their price tag) inspired me to get creative in decorating mine and Josh's future home (that doesn't quite exist yet)

I went to Hobby Lobby and only spent $21 to make my own
Turned our pretty darn cute, huh?
I bought the lightweight cardboard letters rather than the solid wood ones (easier to hang)
I love the idea of using the old maps to cover the letters, but when I was at Hobby Lobby I fell in love with some scrapbook paper with trees.
I also bought some fabric to cover the sides with.
I believe I bought 1/2 a yard.
I traced each letter onto the back of a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper.
Remember to flip the letter and make sure the paper is facing the correct direction (we don't want any upside down trees!)
If your letters has curved edges then be sure to cut little slits in the side so that it will glue without wrinkling or tearing.
I cut 2 inch strips of fabric and ironed them with the edges folded over so that they touched (making a 1 inch clean strip) 
Did that make sense?
It felt confusing, but it was the best way I could describe it.
I used fabric glue to line the edges of the letter, just to give it a cleaner look.

I really want to try this some more with other fabrics and papers!
If only we had more wallspace in our new apartment.
Oh, btw, we found an apartment.
With a real live yard for Charlie! 
I can't wait to have two dude roommates, 7 weeks away!

5 comments:

Jes said...

Super cute craft! I've been wanting to do this too, but haven't decided what word I want.

B said...

these are so awesome!!!! can't wait to make some of my own when my H gets back from deployment and we are in our own place!!!

Chelsea said...

Wow, look at you! So cute!

Alex Butts said...

LOVE IT - THEY TURNED OUT GREAT!

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