Reader DIY Project #4

You may remember a few DIY projects that my friend Bannon did.  You can check them out here and here.  She is so crafty!  Love it!  Well, she is at it again with these awesome Lilly Modge Podge Letters she made as gifts for her daughters friends. Check them out!  Adorbs!  Am I right?  Here is her tutorial.

Final Outcome!
Final Outcome!
Lilly Pulitzer Modge Podge
“My daughter asked me to help her DIY gifts for a couple of girlfriends (she gets me!). We bought these mdf-type letters at Hobby Lobby. They are in the wood craft section and they have different sizes, some more straightlined, and some with curly letters. I pre-painted the letters with a coat of Martha Stewart acrylic paint using a foam paint brush.
MDF letter from Hobby Lobby
MDF letter from Hobby Lobby
I LOVE these Martha Stewart colors and buy the jumbo packet whenever I have a spare coupon.
Martha Stewart Paint
Martha Stewart Paint
We used the Lilly patterns in an outdated planner (being able to re-use them totally justifies the cost!).
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Lilly Pulitzer Planner
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Lilly Pulitzer Planner
I cut out patterns along the edges, trying not to have too many straight lines in the middle. I did the “s” first and did not do a lot of overlapping, but tried something different with the “f”. I put down a lot of the bigger shapes first and then filled in.
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I ended up being happier with the “f”, so I went back through and added layers to the “s”.
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Adding layers to the letters.
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Adding layers to the letters
I used a thin layer of modge podge to adhere the cut-outs to the letter after the paint dried. I used just enough modge podge for each shape. I found that when doing a solid layer of modge podge at once it dried too quickly since I was cutting as I went. Once all the letters were on and positioned, I did 3 more thin coats of modge podge to set and seal the letters.
Modge Podge
Modge Podge
 I am SO happy with how they turned out!”
Final Outcome!
Final Outcome!
Lilly Pulitzer Modge Podge Project
Lilly Pulitzer Modge Podge Project

How about some love for Bannon and her craftiness.  You inspire me to get creative.  In fact, I will be working on an old desk that we have decided to put in my older son’s room.  Stay tuned for that.

Do you have a DIY project you’d like to share with me?  Please contact me!!!  I’d LOVE to hear from you.

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