Do you know about these huge unfinished wood letters and numbers at Hobby Lobby? They measure 18 inches tall and are just waiting for your creative touch. 😊
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I picked up the “Y” (our last name is Young 😉) a few months ago during a sale not really knowing what I would do with it. (Hobby Lobby puts their unfinished wood items on sale every couple of weeks or so.) I finally decided to decorate it to add to my patriotic decor for the Summer. 🇺🇸
I found some stars and stripes scrapbook papers at Hobby Lobby that were perfect to use on my initial. I turned my initial over and traced it on the back of the scrapbook paper and then cut out the pieces. I had to cut the red and white paper in 2 sections to fit the initial.
I painted the front, back, and sides of the initial with white acrylic paint to give it a more finished look. Then using Mod Podge with a foam brush, I adhered the paper pieces to the front of the initial. After it was dry, I brushed a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the paper and let it dry.
Using various coordinating ribbons, I created a bow the Re-Fabbed way and attached it to the initial using my hot glue gun. I finished off the bow by glueing on a white star button tied with red and white bakers twine.
This is a fun easy craft that you can make for any holiday. How fun would this be in a baby’s nursery using the initial of their first name? Or a child’s or teen’s room? You could even make it in colors to match your decor and prop it up on your mantel. Maybe add flowers instead of a bow or any other fun embellishment you can find. You’re only limited by your imagination! 😊 An oversized initial would make a great gift! How will you embellish yours?