Love how this turned out! Yay!
I actually saw this done in 2 separate places. A tutorial here at 1st Lady of the House, and a picture of it here at Thrifty Decor Chick. Ironically they were both S’s, but I’m here to let you know, it can be done with an N as well! (If you’re in need of another letter, you’re on your own! just kidding…I’m sure it can be done, too).
Box cutter, cutting mat, printed initial, cardboard (or you could buy a wooden letter from somewhere), sheet of moss (from Michael’s or craft store), scissors, glue gun, ribbon
STEP #1:Print out letter as a template. Use a box cutter and a cutting mat to cut letter out of cardboard. I doubled up and glued two together. Made it thicker and sturdier.
(Disregard the letters on the cardboard, I was having my son practice his letters by “parking his car” in the spots.)
STEP #2: Lay cardboard on the back of the moss, with the letter facing down (away from you). Trace with marker, and cut out.
STEP #3: Fold edges over and glue down onto the cardboard using a glue gun.Consider cleaning up the gargantuan mess you just made and then…
STEP #5: Take a picture so you can share your success with friends,
since your husband could care less! =) Actually, he liked it. And Cooper was very excited to show him!
Two more tidbits of info…
#1: Check out how I “hung” the letter from the mirror. You know the outlet plugs we use to keep our kids from sticking their fingers in there? I just wedged it between the wall and the mirror with the ribbon around it. Easy peasy! See? #2: I made another initial the day before in our MOPS group as a craft using cardboard, twine, a hot glue gun, and a scrap of fabric. Note – this one takes a bit more patience, especially our poor ladies who had to cut the cardboard out using scissors (not recommended). Use a box cutter and a cutting mat.
I’m planning on hanging it in my laundry room, which I’m currently reorganizing and sprucing up. That post will be making an appearance in the near future. =) For now, here’s the twine initial:I linked up over at Embracing Change here.