Tuesday, October 4, 2016

31 Days of Home Projects: Day 4

Today's project is one of my favorites! I love collecting /K/'s (I have a whole shelf of them), but I wanted to do something a little different that involved the letter /K/. I saw a couple different ones that were similar in concept to this one (see photos below), but the styles were all different. I decided to create one myself using what I had. It was super easy and I love how it turned out!

Framed Letter Art

What You Need 

1. Large wooden frame (this one was custom built by my father-in-law but you can find something   
    similar at a craft store).
2. Cork placemat (I found mine at Target)
3. Black permanent marker or paint pen (just be careful it doesn't run, it is more liquidy)
4. 3 different color felt squares
5. Hot glue gun

Step by Step   

1. Using a ruler measure how big you want your letter to be and mark end points for your letter on the
    cork place mat. This letter style is easy to do, because its all straight lines. Use your ruler as a  
    guide to make all the lines straight for your letter. Then you add the smaller lines to the end points
    of your letter. I decided to do lowercase instead of upper case. You can use this example font
    --> typewriter if you aren't sure how to draw your letter.

2. Next, cut out enough leaves from felt to cover the top & bottom of your cork placemat. You want
    to alternate colors & you want the leaves to over lap each other. See the photos above for examples
    of leaf shape, placement, and pattern. You can do all sides if you like, I just liked the look of leaves
    on the top and bottom only.

3. Next, hot glue the edges of the cork placemat to the back of your frame. Once that is in place you
    can hot glue your felt leaves on. Be sure lay them out first before gluing them on, to ensure proper
    spacing of the leaves!

4. Finally, you will need to attach a mounting bracket, if your frame does not already have one, so
    that you can hang it on the wall if you like.

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did! Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful as Myquillyn Smith would say! See you back here tomorrow!

Many Blessings,

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