Generally speaking, I am not a DIY type of gal. Some days I envy the Martha Stewart women of the world and some days I get overwhelmed by them and am relieved I don’t know how to create a bookshelf from recycled cardboard boxes. But when I walk into Paper Source, I find my inner Martha dying to come out and my imagination having a huge party, cheering me on. And on a lovely Saturday afternoon in Chicago, my IMS (inner Martha Stewart) was alive and awakened as I walked into Paper Source. Subsequently, I decided right then and there I would create my own monogram letters for my dining room gallery wall I was working on (post to come on that). The project is easy, but requires patience and does take a bit of time. The outcome is chic, colorful, inexpensive and personal…exactly what I was going for.
What you will need:
- Mod Podge
- A Poly Brush
- Your choice of craft letters (you could do monogram, spell words, whatever your little heart desires). I did R, &, A and U for our initials.
- Paper! The fun part. You can see below what I picked but depending on how many letters you are doing and how many different shades of paper you want to incorporate, you really only need a few sheets max.
Step 1: Pick your paper.