Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Home Decor: Chipboard Letter Tutorial

I went to Hobby Lobby for fabric and came out with fabri AND these chipboard letters.  They were 40%OFF.  I thought that was a great deal.

I started by painting each letter a different color.  I painted the backs and side a color.  I painted the tops white.

I decieded to cover them in some bright colored fabric from my stash!  I just used some scraps.  I played around with differnt combinations until i found one that I loved.  (notice the first letter is already covered in fabric...I didn't like the look because I forgot to paint the top white so I painted it and recovered.)

I traced each letter onto paper and then pinned the paper to each fabric and cut.

I then mod podged the fabric onto the letters.  I did two coats.  One to attach the fabric and a top coat to make the letters shiny.

I hund the letters from some denim from an old pair of jeans.  I cut two 100 in pieces.  One of 2.5 in and one was 1.5 in. wide.  I serged the edges.

I then sewed a basting stich down the center and ruffled both pieces.  I then top stitched them in place.

I then hotglued some yo-yos on some of the letters and hot glued the chipboard to my denim ruffle.
Here is the YO YO TUTORIAL that I used.

Here is a close up of the different colored side.  I wish that the letters would have been a little thicker to show off the pops of color.  But at 1.06 a letter I got over it.

A close up of the letters

It was an awesome 70 degrees today here in Kansas so I am ready for SPRING!!

I kept moving it around the house until I found where I wanted it.  I hung it across our front window, but I didn't like the denim hanging down the middle of the window.  So I twisted the ends into little rosettes around the nail I hung it with.


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  1. Super cute! Love all the colors and the fabrics! Thanks so much for linking this up as well.

  2. Love this! The denim ruffle totally makes it for me. And I'm with you-so ready for spring.

    Thanks for linking,

  3. Great colors, very Springy! I love using scraps to make projects too! Visiting from A Glimpse Inside.

  4. I just looked at those chipboard letters today at Hobby Lobby and I had so many ideas racing through my head of what I could do with them. I love love love this project idea! The denim fabric really looks great with it. Great post

  5. Thanks for stopping over at my blog. I am a follower :)

  6. Wow, so great! i love that you used jeans and ruffled them. So adorable!!!
    saw you at Tatertots and jello.

  7. following you now. Glad I met you a party :0) haha

  8. I love these! Mod Podge is a girl's best friend!

  9. very cute! What a wonderful way to welcome spring!

    I am having a gibeaway on my blog. $38 + free ship from busy little hands to buy a cute kid backpack from her store. She has tote's for mom too.Do check it out.

  10. This is so cute! I'm so ready for spring. I'd love for you to link it up at I ♥ Nap Time.

  11. I love this! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds.

  12. Beautiful banner!! So creative!! Totally makes me in the mood for spring!! :) Linking it up at :) Thanks for sharing!!

  13. This is so cute! I am going to show this banner off on Friday over on my blog! Come check it out at

  14. this is adorable!!! Will probably be featuring it at some point on my blog when I do a features post - just don't have it scheduled yet! will let you know!!!

    It came out fabulous :) - love it

  15. Stopping by from a link on Tatertots and Jello. FABULOUS in every way. Thanks for sharing!

  16. How fun to find your blog! We are also two sisters blogging of the funnest things we've ever done! I love your spring chipboard banner! It makes me so ready for warm weather and all things spring! Thank you so much for sharing your great tutorial on Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!


  17. Ha, ha! I love the color that you have used! Hmm... You just gave me a brilliant idea about decorating my home for the spring season. I want to try this! Since my stairs have been replaced with new iron stairs, I think it is good to put Chipboard Letter near our stairs.

  18. Cute! I like it a lot. I do the same sort of thing with those letters only I use scrapbook paper. :)

  19. Had to do it today - I love it!

  20. Love this! I'm featuring you tomorrow!

  21. this is so cute. I love banners. great job and awesome blog.



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