November 03, 2015
DIY: Colorful Kraft Letter Sign
While looking around the studio one day, I felt like it wasn't quite colorful enough and remembered a pin I'd seen awhile back on Pinterest with colorful kraft letters (I of course no longer know where the original link I had looked at went to because I didn't pin it!). So after a short trip to Michaels and some online shopping I was ready to put together some new "art" for the studio!
Scrapbook Paper in a variety of colors/patterns
Exacto Knife (and band aids if you have the same relationship with sharp objects as me)
Glue or thin 2 sided tape
Cut the backs off of all of the letters by running your Exacto knife CAREFULLY along the edges of the letters.
Remove the insides and clean up the edges of the letters a little.
Using the top portion of the letter (the piece you cut off) as a stencil trace the letter onto the back of the paper you've chosen to line that letter.
Cutout the letters. You will likely need to trim them just a little to make them small enough to fit inside, I just kept trying to fit them into the letter and cutting off a little at a time to make them fit.
Either glue or tape the paper into the letters. I used double sided tape because that is what I had on hand, though a thin layer of glue will work just as well! If you want you can also cut strips of paper in a coordinating color and line the inside edges of the letters with this as well. Or if you wanted to get really fancy, you could glitter the inside edges!! I chose to leave mine plain, the kraft color of the letters, because for this project at least, I felt we had enough glitter and I liked the contrast of the brown and colorful papers.
After you've done this for each letter in the word you are trying to spell you are done! Display creatively!