I have seen quite a few people decorate letters in a number of different ways but my favorite has to be using torn book pages. Since I am an avid reader it seems I always have more than a few books laying around and as you know there are only so many times you can read the same book(unless it is reaaaalllyy good) so I like the idea of recycling them into other things.
Today I actually took some time to cover an R that I bought a few years ago so I thought I would share the How-To with you guys.
Book Page Monogram
- Letter of Choice - R found at a Flea Market for $.50
- Old Book - I used two with different size font
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
The actual work is so easy that you could have your kids do it if you wanted. Just tear pieces of the book pages into all sorts of sizes and apply a small amount of Mod Podge to the back of the paper with the paint brush. Put the pieces on the letter/symbol, overlapping as you like to give it the decoupage look.
There is no rhyme or reason here, simply cover the whole letter with the paper.
Once the letter is completely covered in paper, let it dry then apply a few coats of Mod Podge to finish it off.(Let dry between coats)
|Excuse the yellowed photo -- will take a better one tomorrow.|
Hang or display in your house for everyone to Ohh &Ahhh over :)
I am now on the lookout for letters for everyone in the family along with some unique symbols.
Feel free to let me know if you see any I would like!