Happy February! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and pinks are in abundance around here! I’ve spent so much time creating puny Valentines (like these ‘I Love You To Pieces’ Valentine Cards to Color and ‘Spread The Love’ Valentine Gift Tags) that I am just now getting around to my Valentine Mantel! I typically decorate with reds for Valentine’s Day, but decided to go with pinks this year.
Feeling crafty, I went to Michaels and explored their new Alphabet Soup by Make Market line. It’s all about personalization; taking raw materials and transforming them into something completely your own! This collection of surfaces, letters, frames and more come in modern, eclectic or rustic styles. From natural and finished woods, to a variety of metals, resin and patterned styles, the possibilities are endless. I’m pretty obsessed. The concept is everything I believe in.
I grabbed some fabulous raw carved letters (spelling love) and went to work sprucing them up to my liking! I painted them white and mod podged loads of confetti into the interlining of the letters. Read the detailed instructions below:
CONFETTI WOOD LETTER TUTORIAL
Raw Carved Wood Letters
Pink Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Grab your sponge brush and pink paint and paint just the edges/corners of your letters. Let dry then paint the letters white. You may need two layers. Let dry. Next Mod Podge the insides of your letters, fill with confetti and Mod Podge over the confetti. Let Dry. Take your sand paper, and rough up the edges of your letters, letting the pink come through the white paint.
For more ideas ideas how to use items from the Made Market, view projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts!