So yesterday I made this:
I thought it would be cute if both boys had their first initial hanging above their bed. I was originally just going to paint these, and then I thought it would be cuter if I mod podged photos of themselves on the letter. Kinda like a photo collage of their first 3 years.
So here's the tutorial:
I bought these cheap-o cardboard letters at Joanns. I think they were about $7-$8 a piece, and they are pretty big - about 2 feet tall.
tons of photos
I printed out a ton of photos (at least 50) on regular computer paper. Photo paper is much more stiff and a lot more difficult to work with, so I just used the stuff that was already in our printer. I printed out pictures in every size possible - from full page to wallet sized. Then, I cut them out:
I took a picture and laid it on the letter where I would like it. I either scrunched it or cut it to fit:
then mod-podged it on:
I worked on the whole letter this way, one photo at a time:
Some areas, especially the curves, ended up looking crumpled:
But here is the fix:
Basically, work on the front first and don't pay too much attention to the inside of the letter. Then, once the front is finished, mod-podge more photos to the inside. This completely covers the scrunched areas.
Once all the photos were in place, I put a thin layer of mod-podge over the whole thing:
Here is my favorite part:
I love how some of the bigger pictures fold over the letter and cover both the front and the inside.
So here you go!
I still have the "C" to do, but to be honest with you, the "B" took me all afternoon yesterday to complete. I think I will take a break today and work on the "C" tomorrow.
What do you think? Would you make this?
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