Saturday, February 21, 2015

Scraptastic Saturday: Embellished Wood Letter

I'm linking with Scrapality for Scraptastic Saturday and want to share with you today my most recent little craft project.


I had purchased this wood letter a while back with the intent of doing something for my daughter Annie's room. I came across it the other day and knew just how I wanted to embellish it!

 

 

At first I thought about painting the letter - but I liked the natural almost craft paper brown look to it. My daughter's room has a Paris theme to it and is done in black, white, and hot pink. She has some Eiffel tower hangings and objects around her room already and I knew I didn't want to go obvious Paris on the "A".  I wanted something that was sweet and had a kind of romantic French feel to it. I dug around and found this pretty lace I had and glued that on.  I took a piece of hot pink card stock paper and cut part of it with shears and tore the other part. Then I took some chalk colored pencils I had and drew on the hearts and smudged around them a bit with a really dark pink and a white pencil. Then glued that strip over the lace. Added some white fabric letter stickers for my daughter's name. And the icing on the cake was a lovely romantic red rose sticker on the top. Voila!

 
 
 
Don't you love her Barbie pink hockey trophy?
 
 

For now the letter is resting among some other fun items on the top shelf of her desk. She's always moving things around so goodness knows how long it will remain there! She loved it though and it was sure fun surprising her with it.

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8 comments:

  1. Ah, I've seen those letters but never bought one as I didn't have a clear idea what to do with it! Mind you that doesn't normally stop me buying yarn or fabric or anything else! Annie's letter looks great, :-) xx

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    1. I hear you Alison - I go into favorite craft stores with one intention, but come home with all kinds of other goodies! Lol

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  2. A lovely way to decorate! That is a really nice theme for your daughters room, something that is girly, but she can grow with over the years too! xx

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    1. She actually picked her theme. She loves the Eiffel tower and all things Paris and wants to go there one day. I do love it too for exactly the reason you mention Amy - she can live with it for a while as it's not really "little girl". ;)

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  3. It's really sweet. You've reminded me that I made a letter for my daughters room, must post about it soon!

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    1. Thanks Jill! Yes please post - would love to see!! xo

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  4. Oh, that's so cute! What a great gift idea, too! I'm sure she loves it, you are so crafty my dear! xo K

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    1. Aw - thanks Karen. I think I just need a regular creative outlet. I get the feeling you're one of those Gals as well. ;)

      **(gives my attention deficit a place to focus too! - Lol)

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