Sunday, July 28, 2013

Alphabet Soup ~ Personalized Letters

Today's post is brought to you by the letter L.

I am almost done with the do-over project
You should be seeing that next in the lineup. :)

In the meantime a couple other things have come up.

I needed a gift for someone at work who had a baby girl.
I decided to do a personalized letter of
the baby's first this case, an L.

Basic MDF letter from Hobby Lobby and some
scrapbook paper from my extensive stash.
I say extensive because I seem to have quite a
bit of it considering I don't even scrapbook. :)

I already had the cream trim ribbon...
found in one of Michael's bargain bins.
Also had the distressing ink.
But I picked up some paper flowers just for this project.

It's pretty simple and easy.
I used two designs of paper from the pink bunch.

You can divide it wherever you like,
mine is more or less even...
must have been a subconscious thing.
{The ribbon hides the paper split.}

First trace your letter on your chosen paper and cut it out.
I painted the edges of the letter in a coordinating color...brown.

I then used Mod Podge over the entire letter and
carefully placed the paper and smoothed it out.

Once it was dry I used a foam brush to add some
"Vintage Photo" distress ink to the edges.

The entire letter then got a top coat of Mod Podge before
the ribbon and flowers were attached with hot glue.

You could add a hanger to the back for the wall...
or leave it as I did for displaying on a shelf.

In case you haven't seen it...the letter is
leaning up again my barnwood flower box.
Which I am still enamored with. :)

My husband kept saying how much
he liked what I'd done with this project.
I had to tease him and tell him I could
make him one if he really wanted.
Edited to add...the one I made for Sara using
the paper and embellishments of her choosing:

So, what do you think?
Sound like a good idea for the next baby shower you attend?
Simple and customizable for any color or theme.
Oh, and NOT just for babies.

Have a fabulous week!

Warming up my glue gun here:


  1. That is a really cute idea, Kelly! xo Diana

  2. LOVE this! It's SO pretty, great job! Pinning it!

  3. Very cute! I love when you can make a personal gift and it's not too hard! Visiting from The Scoop and following via GFC!

  4. Oh, this is so pretty! What a lovely idea!
    Sarah @ Domestically Made

  5. What a sweet letter!
    Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

  6. How creative and pretty. I love personalized gifts :)

  7. How pretty, and what a thoughtful gift! I love how you embellished it with the flowers, so pretty!

  8. Dressing up letters can be so fun, and used in so many different ways. Yours is so very pretty!

  9. That turned out great! Loved the embellishments. I spent the afternoon at Hobby Lobby. I saw some great embellishments today. I may have to try one of those.

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