Ok. Most ridiculous title ever – but I couldn’t resist.
I’m working on adding some fun touches to our family room. You can check out our Entertainment center and the Pallet clock if you’ve missed those.
Since we can’t paint the walls (renters) I’m trying to add in some fun pops of color to brighten up the walls!
I’ve been wanting to do a little wall grouping of Monograms for a while – and I finally found all the fabrics I wanted to use!
Aren’t they cute?
Now, I realize that you don’t really need a tutorial for these – goodness, they are everywhere. But I wanted to show you how I finished off the sides.
I’m sure I’m not the first person to have done this either – but I’ll show you anyway. ;)
I made a kind of fabric-covered posterboard bias tape for the sides – so they look all nice and tidy!
I like that the sides are all the same fabric too – kind of ties them all together don’t you think?
So here’s the quick and easy semi-tutorial on how to do these. :)
Cover the front of your letter with Mod Podge. Place the fabric over the letter and fold the fabric around the sides. Clip the fabric where necessary to allow the fabric to lay flat around the curves and corners.
Measure the width of your letter. Take another measurement all along the edge of the letter (wraping your measuring tape all long the curves, insides, etc.)
Cut a piece of posterboard the width of your letter (1″ for this one) and the length of all the sides. I think this one was about 30″.
Cut a strip of fabric that is the same length, but twice the width. So in this case 30″ x 2″.
You can piece the fabric and posterboard together if you need to.
Lay the posterboard strip down the center of the wrong side of the fabric strip. Cover the fabric with Mod Podge and fold the sides of the fabric in around the posterboard.
If you need to piece your fabric or posterboard, just glue the ends together as you’re covering the posterboard.
This will give you a nice fabric covered strip.
Begin glueing the strip along the letter, starting in a not-so-noticable place. Use Mod Podge to glue it on.
Press the strip around the curves and corners of the letter. You’ll have to glue a little, hold it in place, then glue a little more.
Try and keep your fingers as clean as possible or you’ll have sticky spots on the outside of the strip.
If you have small little inside curves, use something to pull the posterboard strip into the curve. On this one I used my handy-dandy stainless steel chopstick – but on one of the other letters the curve was so tiny I had to use a yarn needle to get the strip in place.
Overlap the ends just a bit and trim the strip. Add a little extra Mod Podge to make sure it stays nice and flat.
I love how nice it makes the sides look!
That’s all there is to it! Crazy easy right? And kind of therapeutic. It makes for a fun evening of sitting and glueing. And maybe watching French Kiss.
You can kind of go crazy with your fabrics – it’s fun to mix and match them.
I’m still playing with layout, so I’ll show you a photo of the room with them hung up soon!
They are so cheerful! I love how they turned out!
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