Monday, January 28, 2008

A New Found Addiction...

Back in early October my ward's Relief Society had an enrichment night where we made these...












The letters are paper mache which we painted, then covered in appropriately printed scrapbook paper to match the holiday, then embellished w/ribbons, buttons, etc. I thought they were super cute and fairly simple, so as Christmas approached, I made me some, all on my own, that read "JOY". (Of course for some strange reason they are a little more put away than my box of Halloween decor, so I don't have a pic of them....sorry) I really enjoyed making them, so I went ahead and purchased the needed materials for 2 more sets and sent one to my mother-in-law, and the other I gave to my mom.

"BOO" & "JOY" weren't enough though. I decided I needed a word for every holiday! I have since made me a "LOVE"...












...and currently have "SPRING" & "FREEDOM" waiting to be all prettied up. Of course this won't finish off my collection, but I can't afford to do them all in one sitting.

A while back I had purchased a "V" & an "S" (for Van Sciver) to do the same sort of thing. I bought them before I knew about the paper mache letters, so these are in flat wood, which I just need to have some hangers mounted on the backs of so that I can hang them on my wall. I just made them up last Friday....













I need to set up a little online store or something so that I can make these to sell. Not sure if they would, but it's always a nice thought!

9 comments:

Crazymamaof6 said...

flipping cute! i am needing to make some of these. I'm the craft group person in my ward. and need to whip up something fun. these may be just the thing!

Jenna said...

Sarah, you are so creative! You remind me of a good friend I have here...you would be two peas in a pod! Everything you touch is so darn cute!

Leslie said...

I also made the BOO, but not the joy or love. however the are super cute and I would love to. But I hate to copy EVERTHING Sarah does.

miller care(y)t tops said...

oh...I absolutely love these!! I'm so glad I stalked your blog and saw these! I've been trying to come up with something to make for ♥ day and I think I'm headed to the craft store right now- literally! (well, i do need to go anyways to pick up a few other things too)! thanks for the fun creative inspiration!!

Laurie M. said...

So cute! So how do you go about putting the scrapbook paper on the letter?

Matchbox Mom said...

Wow! Fun! Good job Momma!!

Tam

Hannah said...

So Sarah, ya know, my birthday is coming up. Just sayin.

SuperMom said...

I want a set of the LOVE ones! I wish I had more time for crafts! Sarah, please let me know when you start another set and I'm in!

Toons said...

OK - I'm just reading up on the past blogs (now that I found you - I'm not much of a 'surfer', so glad you found me!) and found this one! LOVE THEM!! Did you buy the letters at Michaels? And was it decoupage that you used to attach the paper? Wish my ward had crafts. :( BOO HOO!!