(Closed) I am “craft challenged”…help!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Yes, modge podge. The paper you use would just be thin scrapbook paper. Just measure your letters before you purchase your paper to make sure you get enough paper. I would do the sides of the letters first, then the front and back.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ohh yea im a non-crafty person myself but those are gorgeous!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You could use any type of light weight paper such as tissue paper or light weight scrapbooking paper and for glue you would just use some Mod Podge and layer the glue and paper over wooden letters.  Make sure you use a sponge brush and not a bristle brush for the glue:)  If you didn’t want to set them on the table you could always hang them from the chairs with ribbon.  Have fun!!!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You are very welcome.

Yes, you can get the paper at both Joanns and Michaels. They don’t have it labeled, but you can feel the difference. Just don’t get thick feeling paper and you will be fine. If you haven’t used modge podge before, I suggest getting a practice letter, and practicing with that first. It should be really easy for you, but as with anything, if you haven’t done it before, you should do a prototype first.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

i did something similar to this for our wedding! i used regular scrapbook paper and some paper mache letters i bought when i got our invitation envelopes on paper-source. i painted on the scrapbook paper with modge podge and $1 foam sponges that i bought at wal-mart. i also embellished them with flower stickers i bought at michaels and joann fabrics. 

 

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Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

modpoge them with either with wrapping paper or scrapbook material. I’m sure you will do a great job….good luck!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Those are so cool-I want to try them too! I have never seen them so I wouldn’t have the first clue of how to do them, but would fabric work?

We have a LOT of diy stuff using the same 7 or 8 fun fabrics throughout the wedding…if I wanted to use one or 2 of the fabrics I already am using…would that work do you think?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@fallfarmbride – here’s someone who did letters like this with fabric: 

Mod Podging the Least Decorated Room in the House

@Miss Root – i’m pretty sure what i did was cut the paper out to the shape of the letter, then i stuck the paper down using a scotch tape roll. then i just went at it with modge podge. i made sure that i coated the paper pretty well and while it was still wet i smoothed out the bubbles, but be careful here, because the paper can tear (this almost happened to me!). then i made sure that i coated the letter with the modge podge in a nice way, because it’s going to have streak marks, i just wanted them to be orderly. haha. i let them dry overnight on top of a box. it wasn’t that difficult really, but i only did one side. the other sides i just coated with modge podge to make the same sheen.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Those look fabulous!  Excellent.  One thing I was thinking, if you get into a jam around the edges, in other words if it looks unfinished because people will see the tops of where seams might be, I would just out line them with either a matching or contrasting ribbon just to give it a finished look.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow, great job!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Those look Fabulous!

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