Big Daddy Seashell Gets Crafty
Since we have 8 nieces & nephews in the family, Christmas gets to be a little difficult for Casey & I. We can’t afford to buy the kids a lot of presents & have to be able to ship some of them in a cost-effective manner. This year we decided to get crafty! I was inspired by this project from A Little Hut. Here’s how our adaptation of this great idea turned out using each child’s initial:
Here’s a close-up of one of the letters:
I was really pleased with the way they turned out. If you’d like to try making them, here’s how it went down:
1. I cut out strips from magazines and catalogs for one set & for the set you see above I used a calendar with pictures of antique maps.
2. Glue the strips on an 8×10″ piece of white poster-board with a little space in between each one.
3. After the strips dry, paint on a coating of Modge Podge.
3. Print each letter in the size & font you prefer on regular paper. We used the master of all fonts, Helvetica (it seemed easiest to cut out-less curves!).
4. Using the printed letter as a guide, cut out the shape of the letter using an exacto knife from another piece of 8×10 poster-board.
5. Put the cut-out letter on top of the glued paper strips poster-board.
6. Frame them & you’re done!
Altogether, this project is affordable, easy, & was fun to put together. Maybe I’m not a complete craft slacker after all!