Several years back, I made a paper mache letter for my nephew Jonathan. A few years later my niece was in need of a fancy pansy letter herself! Little Miss Sophia has been patiently waiting for her letter to hang proudly on her bedroom door. Luckily, Nadia and I had some time to spare, and we finally completed the long awaited S!
What you will need for this project:
A paper mache letter-I bought mine from JoAnne Fabrics
3-4 sheets of coordinating scrapbook paper
A hole punch in varying sizes
A paintbrush-to apply the Modge Podge
a small bowl to pour Modge Podge into
Start by punching out the shapes to cover your letter.
Once you have your papers punched out, arrange them onto your letter. This will give you a good idea of how much paper you will need. Be sure to leave some flat edges…line these up with the edges of your letter.
Once you are happy with the layout and with the amount of paper that you will be needing, pour some Modge Podge into a bowl.
Remove a few inches of paper at a time and use a generous amount of Modge Podge on the cardboard surface. Quickly add the cut-outs to the letter. Continue this process until your letter is complete. Once you have your paper glued into place, begin to brush the paper cut-outs with Modge Podge too. This will seal the two pieces together.
Once the piece is dry and clear, you can sand the piece lightly and add another coat of Modge Podge…this will give it more protection.
In about an hour you will have a completed letter.