I first shared this Summer Letter Set over on The Wood Connection. In case you didn’t get to see it I wanted to share it with you today. I thought it would be perfect for the Kick Off to Summer Week.
I really love this letter set for a few reasons – The number one reason is because it is my name – I mean seriously – it is so fun to see my name in big letters. This Summer Letter set also helps remind me that Summer is coming even though it is still a bit chilly outside. I think I will probably display it year round in my craft room. Today I am going to share how I finished my Summer letter set.
Summer Letter Set
I picked out some papers I loved and then traced each letter onto the paper. The Wood Connection has a really good paper to wood tutorial that you can see for more in depth detail. Cut out your letters from the paper and make sure they match up nicely to your wood letters. Next I painted the sides and back of each wood letter – I painted each letter a different color that matched the paper I would have on it. Once the paint is dry I glued the papers onto the letters with Mod Podge (you can also use wood glue). For the Watermelon “U” you will want to paint the beadboard piece red and the seeds black then glue them onto the watermelon once the paper has dried. To embellish my letter set a bit I added some ladybugs and some ribbon. For the ladybugs I just painted them black and added some red glitter. Once these dry glue them to various parts of your letter set. Add some pretty ribbon by tying it around some of the letters – so pretty! I am just loving this Summer letter set and am so excited to display this in my living room this Summer – and in my Craft room the rest of the year!
Are these not so fun??!! Looking for my ideas? Then Welcome to Day #2 of Kick Off to Summer Week, a multi-blogger event co-host by Lauren of From Gate to Plate and Summer of Summer Scraps. With summer quickly approaching and Memorial Day in a few weeks, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your Memorial Day activities.
Each day we will be serving up a variety of different appetizers, main dishes, desserts, decor, printables and more all centered around the up-coming Memorial Day. We hope you enjoy all of these wonderful ideas. Tune in each day starting with Monday, May 12 and ending on Saturday, May 17. We have great prizes up for grabs throughout the week so you will not want to miss out on any of the days!
Here are links to all the days:
Day 1 – Cherry Limeade
Day 2 – Summer Letter Set – You are Here!!
Day 6 – 15 Barbecue Favorites
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View all of the other Kick Off to Summer Week 2014 participants for more Memorial Day ideas!
Soft Butterscotch S’more Cookies by From Gate to Plate
Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies by Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Patriotic Quinoa Salad by It’s Yummi
Salmon Burgers by The Haas Machine
Summer Letter Set by Summer Scraps
Creamy Corn Salad by Forty Eighteen
Classic Potato Salad by Clarks Condensed
Mini Cake Mix Sandwich Cookie Bites by Lady Behind The Curtain
Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak by Love in the Kitchen
Sun-dried Tomatoes – How to by Food Lust People Love