DIY Home Decor Letters

So yesterday I showed you guys my St. Patrick’s Day themed kitchen décor. Well today I’m showing you one of the craft projects from the makeover, my torn scrapbook paper home decor letter.

You only need a few supplies for this easy project:

  • Paper mache letter
  • Mod Podge
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Foam or paint brush

scrapbook paper covered letterThis is a super easy project that you’ve probably seen a variation of before, except I think that my torn paper version is especially easy since there’s no tracing or cutting… just tearing the paper into pieces and applying to the paper mache letter.

scrapbook paper mache letter

 

You really can’t go wrong. If you don’t like a piece that’s glued down, take another piece of scrap paper and cover it up!

torn scrapbook paper letterAnd that’s it! Super simple.

scrapbook paper mache letterI love the green for St. Patrick’s Day because I can carry it into Spring or even keep up for Fall or Christmas.

st patricks day decorationsThis would be a fun craft to do with your kids or Girl Scout troop!
Nice and easy, plus doesn’t cost a lot of money!

home decor torn letters

 

Upgrading the House… well, Dollhouse.

I found this little plain white dollhouse at my local Goodwill for $5. I snatched it up in hopes of doing something cool with it for my little girl. See the photo? Yeah, taken in my old craft room… from a year ago. Yep, let’s just say I procrastinate with the best of them.

play dollhouse for kidsWell since this has been sitting in our garage since the big move, my kid has noticed it everyday. And said something about it every single day. So over the weekend we finally decided to tackle the dollhouse.

I took her up to Michael’s and let her pick out some scrapbook paper. Then we simply trimmed it to size and used some Mod Podge to adhere it into place. 

mod podge scrapbook paper on dollhouseNext I used this little tool that came with my vinyl kit to smooth out the scrapbook paper onto the wood.

scrapbook paper in dollhouseWe used a brick pattern for the exterior and a burlap pattern for the roof. We even found a little picket fence piece to add to the outside of the home to give it a bit of character. 

dollhouse for girlAnd then time to fill with some of her goodies!

scrapbook paper covered dollhouseThis kid has such an odd collection of little mismatched characters…. I love it.
But at least they now have a home.

little dollhouse goodwill find

dollhouse for little girl

revamped dollhouse

And she’s absolutely in love with it!
Best part? Dollhouse was $5 and scrapbook paper was less than $10 for everything.
Quite the makeover… even though it only took me a year to complete.

scrapbook paper covered dollhouse

So, do you have a project on your to do list that you’re procrastinating on?
Anything sitting around for a year? Maybe longer?