M is for …
If you like letters-as-décor then this project is for U
By Elyse Major
Single letters and numerals made of unfinished wood or paper mache are available at craft stores. Try your hand at decorating one and you may soon find yourself moving onto full monograms and mottos. Use to spell-out MRS and/or MR as gifts to brides and grooms or decorate as table numbers to add charm to your celebration as easy as 1-2-3.
What you’ll need
Unfinished letter or number
Scraps of fabric
Gather scraps of fabric and cut or snip-and-tear into strips; next trim again into smaller sizes.
Piece by piece begin to cover the letter on all visible sides by brushing light strokes of decoupage medium to it and affixing and gently smoothing the scraps in place.
Continue until the letter is covered.
Secure any loose pieces or corners with a little touch of glue.
If your letter is not furnished with grooves or hooks for hanging, suspend with a narrow strip of fabric, ribbon or twine tacked to the reverse.
By Kimberly Jones