Hey girls, How are your Fall decorating projects going? Aren't they so much fun? Yesterday afternoon, I did another project before I went to pick the kids up from school. I started with a scrap piece of one of those thick paper covered foam poster boards (like the ones your kids use for science project boards).
I drew out the letter B to the size I wanted using a ruler and 2 different sized round objects. The round objects helped me round out the B inner and outer edges perfectly, because I don't have a steady hand.
I gathered from my paint stash a variety of Fall colors.
I painted the entire B brown. Don't worry about going out of the line a little, it will be perfect when you cut it out.
Added green dots. You can use a paint brush or your fingertip. I used the blue brush below.
Added yellow dots.
Added burgundy dots.
And finally, cream white dots, which I really like against that brown. It really pops!
Next, I sprayed with clear glossy acrylic. I put on 2 coats allowing 15 minutes dry time in between.
Then, I cut it out using scissors on the outer edges.
I used a razor on the inner edges.
After cutting it out the edges are white. So, I used my finger tip & the brown paint to go around the edges and touch up. It was easier to me than the brush.
I pulled out my trusty little glue gun and glued it to my wreath that I have already had for a couple of years.
After it was glued to the wreath, I sprayed a third and final coat of acrylic on it.
Isn't it so cute? It really makes the wreath complete. My cost $0.00, b/c I had all the materials, and I am sure most of you crafters do, too. You might just need to pick up a project board for a couple of dollars. My porch is covered, so it will be well protected and the acrylic always helps. You can always buy one of those precut wood letters also and paint it up. But, for me, I take pride and doing it from scratch.
Another pic of my B-eautiful masterpiece!
Hope yall like it!