My First Mod Podge Project

I have had a few people email me asking about Lily’s birthday party and where I found the letters spelling “one”. Those letters were a DIY project that was SUPER easy and also pretty darn cheap!

The letters are found at Joann for $2.99 and so was the Mod Podge (in matte) for $5.49. There are some other projects in the future that I will use this glue, so I justified spending that much on glue! To keep in the color scheme of the party I used colored tissue paper that I already had (free!).

The tissue paper was cut in small pieces making it easy to apply around any curves of the letters. To start I poured a small amount of the glue on a paper plate and laid out some wax paper to work on. Using a small foam brush (I already had one, but they are dirt cheap) I applied some of the glue to a small area of the letter.

I quickly started to apply the tissue paper before the glue would dry. After the tissue was on I would brush over it with more glue to help smooth out any bumps. Bumps and creases are inevitable because tissue paper is so delicate. After the first color of paper was glued on I turned the letter upside down to dry and started on the next one. By the time I was done with the “E” the “O” was dry enough for me to start the next color! I applied two layers of tissue paper for each color and three for the yellow so you didn’t see through to the cardboard.

I love these cardboard letters from Joann! Spell out a name, hang your monogram or first initial on a gallery wall or hang a letter with a thick ribbon on your front door after you cover it in moss! There are so many fun projects you can do with these letters and I LOVE that they are so cheap, come in many different sizes, and can stand on their own!

photo cred: Kimberly Photography

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  1. Elizabeth commented:
    July 28, 2012 Reply

    Great idea! I don’t remember seeing this in your birthday pics, but I love it!!!

    • Amy Romano commented:
      July 28, 2012 Reply

      Thank you, I wanted to try something different with these letters!

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