Our wall of R's in the spare bedroom is slowly growing. The latest R is the only one I've actually ''made'', it was just a chipboard R that I bought at Hobby Lobby for $1.
I intended on wrapping it with yarn because I thought that would be really cute, but it turned out to be really stinking frustrating.
I took a picture with my phone and it doesn't look too terrible, but it was bad and only getting worse as I went on.
If our last name started with O or any easier letter I'd definitely do the yarn, but I was getting so annoyed.
So I decided to wrap it in fabric. I still have a bit of extra chevron fabric from our curtains... and pillows... I wonder how many more things I can make out of this stuff.
These pictures are not the greatest, by the way. I didn't feel like switching lenses and we didn't have our good flash on. I'm pretty sure no pictures were necessary of this process anyways, but oh well :)
I traced around the R leaving about an inch of fabric to wrap around the back.
Then used Elmer's spray adhesive and sprayed the top of the R and stuck it to the backside of the fabric.
I used my hot glue gun to glue the fabric to the back.
All glued on.
Again, forgive the picture...
I am still missing my other lower case R that I can't find and it's driving me INSANE. The wall doesn't look cool at all in this picture, but it's getting there. I am just completely randomly putting these on the wall so it is a little lopsided at the moment, but we'll get it evened out eventually.
It is fun to find R's.
Hobby Lobby and Michaels always have letters everywhere and it's hard not to just buy a bunch and call it good. I'd rather stumble upon them randomly every once in a while... but so far most of them actually have come from those two places... Some day I'll find a really cool one with a good story behind it. The one lower case one I have I got from my mom for Christmas, so I like that one. I kind of want to start writing where and when I got them on the backs... but again, just writing ''Hobby Lobby, February 2011'' is bo-ring. We'll see. I've got big hopes for this wall. I keep hoping I'll find letters laying around at a flea market or at Goodwill or something, but no luck yet. Not R's at least.
I'm trying to get a couple other wall art projects done so we'll see how those turn out.
Dexter is driving me freaking bonkers...