Hi Everyone!! I am just thrilled to be a finalist in the May Arts Design Team Call!! Oh My Goodness, their ribbons are just beautiful!! If you remember, I made an altered birdhouse for my first project, you can see all the details for that one HERE. For this next project, I made some altered letters… The Crop Space needed a little something to liven it up for spring, and here’s what I made!! It was a quick and EASY project, and I think it came out super cute!
Wooden Letters (purchased at Michaels)
Patterned Papers KaiserCraft Bubble Gum Hills Collection
I started with wooden letters. They’re about 8 inches tall, and were available in all the letters so you can spell whatever word you’d like.
Once I chose the papers, I took each letter, put the paper face down, and placed the letter on top (also face down). Then trace the letter on the back of the paper. Carefully cut out each letter. Another option is to adhere the letters to the paper, then cut out with an exacto knife… But I personally have much better luck with scissors than exactos!!
I placed the papers on the letters to be sure that they fit nicely. Before I glued them down, I used a little brown ink around the edges. The letters are cute with the pretty patterned paper, but they needed a little something to make them special!! Yes, May Arts Ribbon is JUST what they needed!!
I took some of my favorite May Arts Ribbons, and added them to my letters. With this fabulous Orange Stripe Ribbon, I tied it around the letter S in a simple bow.
I tied 3 little knots around the C with this fun ribbon.
This adorable little orange ribbon was wound around the R 3 times before I tied the little bow.
I tied knots at the top and bottoms in the pale pink ribbon before adhering and outlining the letter A.
Another simple bow in the blue stripe finishes off the P.
Here’s the finished word again… The ribbons really add that little bit of “pop” that the letters needed to be really finished.