I purchased white letters for her nursery 2 years ago from Hobby Lobby for $1.99 each. I kept them white for a while, then I painted them chocolate brown and added ribbon to the back. I wanted to ditch the ribbon and make the plain letters cuter!
These are the letters before...
Lucky for me, she has a short name! I used lots of paint chips! I started by stocking up on several different paint chips in similar shades. I used a vitamin bottle cap to trace circles on each of the colors. I began cutting, and cutting...and cutting!
Once I had enough circles to cover four letters, I started laying out my pattern (lighter shades on top working my way down towards the most saturated color). Once layed out, I used a glue stick to adhere them to the letter. A glue stick worked well because I was still able to move them a little if needed.
I left them to sit overnight, and then added a layer of modge podge to seal it and give it a glossy look.
I ripped off the ribbon and decided to rest the letters on top of her bookshelf. The dark brown underneath gives them a bit of depth.
I think the paint chips create and bit of fun and whimsy for my 2 year old! Boring to interesting!
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