I’ve mentioned my scrap booking guilt before. I actually started my weekly carnival, Sincerely ‘Fro Me to You, to share some of the pictures that will never be cut with crinkle scissors. I also wanted to show off my ’fro.
Because I’m vain. Because verbalizing is therapeutic.
I wanted to create a unique, inexpensive piece of art for my baby’s nursery. I’ve heard about all the fancy scrap book altering out there and ran across this great article, Altered chipboard letters.
And so, this is what I did with all the unused scrap paper I possess.
I bought 4 chipboard letters, they cost around $1.50 each. They come in a variety of sizes, but I wanted mine to make a statement, so I bought 4″ ones. You can find some just like it here: Chipboard letters.
This is what they look like:
Next, choose some scrap book paper that speaks to you. The nursery is green, black and red (Frog Princess), so I chose patterns in those colors I liked.
Then I traced the chipboard letter onto the paper. Cut it out and glued the scrap book paper to the letter, like so:
For one of the letters, I enlarged a snapshot of a newborn picture and traced the chipboard letter on the back of the photograph. I cut it out and glued it to the chipboard.
I applied a light coat of Decoupage over the letters to give them a finished look.
Here’s it all put together. This is one of my favorite corners in my house.
I attached the light-weight letters to the wall with sticky poster tabs. You can spell any name or words and decorate to match any room! This is a really easy, versatile project and the whole thing cost less than $10!
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.