Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I DO Letters

I got such a great feedback for these letters at my bridal show, and they are really easy and inexpensive to make! They give a great wow for your decor. Similar letters can sell for 10-15 per letter and up!!

Items Needed
  • Wooden Letters (I find mine at Michael's, but Wal-mart and Hobby Lobby has them)
  • Scrapbooking Paper of your choice

  • scissors

  • adhesive (I use Martha Stewart's all purpose gel adhesive with the sponge applicator)
**You can also use Mod Podge which protects the paper and creates a decoupaged shiny look.

Here we go (Approximate Time of Project 5 minutes per letter)

Clean your letters of all dust and debris with a dry towel

Trace the letter on the side of the scrapbooking paper that you don't want to use. I usually trace my letter face down on the opposite side of the paper to give a clean edge on the other side.
Cut your paper along your guidelines (feel like a first-grader again, good!! This project brings out the kid in you, my 8 year old often times helps with it!!) It was too hard to cut and take pix so I am showing the cute cut out!

Apply the glue to the letter

Stick the paper on the letter

Voila! You've just made customized letters for your wedding.

These also look good as wall hangings for your living room, children's rooms, and candy buffets!! Are any of you ladies willing to take the letter challenge? I'd love to see how you make this project your own and become a frugalista, because remember, it's chic to save!!

(Photo courtesy of pb kids. These are wood, but you could fake it with great paper)

(Taken from The Knot, these appear to be painted, but again with great scrapbooking paper it can be faked)

Here are letters taken from my living room to make sure they look okay (excuse the crooked letters, I promise I didn't leave them like that!!)


writtenbliss said...

Those look so great! Where were you when I was slaving over my monogram wreaths (that failed so bad I never used them at the wedding).

Mocha Frugalista said...

@writtenbliss: poor thing! I'm sorry :(... but they'd look great done in your new last name or as mr. and mrs. on the wall. i think i watched someone on hgtv that had mr. and mrs. above their bed and i LOVED IT! i cannot wait to be engaged and eventually married and put them above our bed.

Katie said...

I left a little something for you on my blog today!

Mocha Frugalista said...

@katie: how friggin' cool!!!! I feel like I have arrived :P