July 29, 2013

Monday Made It {Block Letters}

Some of you may get jealous by this statement: I don't have to take anything in my room down at the end of the school year.  Hearing about how some of you have to completely pack up and then unpack again...I cannot imagine! So, my room has technically been set up all summer. I've gone up a few times to make a few *tweaks* here and there. I have 2 bookshelves in my small group meeting area.  One of them has been completely naked of décor the past 2 years, except for the occasional spec coat of dust..  Last week I linked up with Monday Made It {for the first time, gasp!} and was inspired by another post.  I knew that it would be a perfect addition to my bookshelf while inspiring my students to "read" at the same time! 
So I took a little trip to my favorite craft store, Hobby Lobby, and picked up the following:
*cardboard letters (r, e, a, d)
*4 pieces of scrapbook paper
*black spray paint
*Mod Podge & brushes (this I actually had at home)
*spray glue adhesive

Step 1: Without the hubby's help {proud wife moment}, I set up a place to spray paint the letters black.

And without his permission, I went ahead and did so. He takes great pride in his yard, so I was very careful not to get any of his blades black.
I let the letters dry overnight and finished my project the following day. 
Step 2: I traced the letters onto each piece of scrapbook paper.

Step 3: I cut the letters out.

Step 4: I used the spray glue adhesive to spray the cardboard letter and stick the letter which I cut from the scrapbook paper on top.

Step 5: With a brush, I swept Mod Podge over the scrapbook paper and it's edges.

Step 6: I allowed it to dry. Mod Podge should result in a shiny coat once dry.

Finished product!
I cannot wait to see what they look like sitting up top of my bookshelf. Hoping they will give the coat of dust the added flair it needs! 
What did you make this week? Link up with Monday Made It!



  1. Hey Lindsay! Those READ letters are so cute! I really like the color on the front and the black on the sides and top... it looks cool!
    I see that you are from Texas, and I'm not sure what part, but you should go and check out my latest blog post! Mrs. Patton and I are hosting a meet up for Texas teachers! We'd love to see you there. :)

    Mrs. Thompson
    Adventures in Teaching (A First Grade Blog)
    My TpT Store

  2. Those are adorable! I love the step-by-step guide. Thank you!

    Mindful Rambles

  3. I really like how you added the black on the sides. It really makes the colors pop!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  4. Such a cute idea and so easy. I think I have most of this in the craft room. Well, maybe not the letters.

  5. cute cute cute letters! Those are on my to-do list, just not sure I'll get to them! eeek

    But Love the blog!! I'm hoping more people can see the amazing things you're doing once they realize that you've been nominated for a LIEBSTER AWARD (insert crowd cheering!!! Wooohooo). Details can be found on my blog here. Congrats!

    Cantrell's Got Class.