Thursday, June 27, 2013

Decorating a Paper Mache Letter

Paper Mache Letters

My boyfriend and I are in need of several "thank you" gifts for people we will be staying with in Michigan.  One of the ideas we came up with is Paper Mache Letters covered with buttons.  This letter "A" is for our friend's daughter.
We bought the letters at JoAnn's for $4.99 and the butterfly and flower were each 49 cents.  We used retired Stampin' Up! buttons (I doubt I will ever use them up completely) and hot glued them onto the letter.  We hope she will love this A as much as we loved making it!

Prior to gluing my boyfriend painted (using the cheap paint from JoAnn's) the entire letter 3-4 times.  We wanted to make sure it was covered really good!  As you can see, it didn't require anything technical!
This is for our friend's son - who loves sports.  We decided buttons weren't very "boy" looking!  I think Marc did a great with this project!  We make a great pair (he did most of the work, I came up with the idea (from a friend) and helped hot glue the buttons).  

Supplies:

Paper Mache Letters (we used the $4.99 kind from JoAnn's)
Acrylic Paint (79 cents a bottle)
Small Foam Brushes ($3.99 for six)
Pre-painted Shapes, buttons, or any flat trinkets
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

I can't wait to share another project Marc and I are making together  sometime soon!  Come back tomorrow for more "card" inspiration!  

PS: Don't forget yesterday's challenge and blog candy!  Check out the post here!

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