- Wooden letters to spell the name
- Mod Podge, clear (aka Matte or Glossy, no color additions)
- Foam brush, sponge, or paintbrush for application
- Coordinating scrapbook papers, one for each letter
- SOLID Color for the bottom, to ensure length of letter is covered (see below)
- Ribbon for the seam between the color transitions
- Adhesive for your ribbon
- Embellishments (optional)
- Second ribbon for decorative purposes above the letter (optional)
Use scrapbook paper instead of photos, and outline the scrapbook paper placement instead of photo placement.
- Choose thicker wooden letters. Thicker letters make it easier to both wrap paper and smooth-out. There are other cute options down the wood aisle (like curly or thin letters)... but the thicker you choose, the easier this project will be.
- Darker, thicker card-stock works best. There are a few wrinkles in the thinner scrapbook paper from the mod podge, but I was able to disguise the more noticeable ones with embellishments.
- Standard 12x12 scrapbook paper is TOO SMALL to fit this brand of letters. There ended up being 2inches left on the bottom, so I lined the bottom of the letters with a uniform blue. Using ribbon to transition the colors also helps forgive your seams if they're not completely straight (which, let's face it, is difficult by hand and with glue!)
- DON'T hang the letters by the top ribbon. The added ribbon is for decoration only. Definitely adhere the ribbon to the wall, but the weight of the letter is too much. I suggest command strips so there is no hardware needed.
- Get a friend to help you! Two of us took almost 4 hours for this project.