N is for Nakatsu Craft

While roaming the Walmart halls earlier today, I spotted a shelf lined with large paper letters and a sign above them which read $2.97.  I immediately looked for a “K” thinking it would be cute to decorate and hang in my room.  While I didn’t come across any “K”s I did find an “N”.  I thought it would make a fun addition to our home, and it would keep me busy for quite some time!

I’ve done similar decoupage crafts before, such as a newspaper butterfly, and a “K” that I covered in a NY map that I got while we were in the City:



Soooo… today’s project wasn’t anything new for me, but it involved creativity and crafty skills nonetheless!

Here are the supplies I used:

~scrapbook paper



~sander or nail file

~Mod Podge (I used the gloss kind)

~foam brush for application

~butter knife (for smoothing out air bubbles)

~paper cutter

First, I cut strips of scrapbook paper, and Mod Podged them onto the letter.

For this pink strip, I cut it wider than necessary and folded the excess over so it covered the right side too (not pictured).

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I didn’t have a clear picture of what I wanted the final product to look like, so I just went for it and hoped it would turn out okay! :)


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I put a different piece of paper in the bottom left corner to add a pop of color (I also did it because the paper I cut wasn’t long enough!) ;)


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As I went along, I cut the edges of the paper and sanded them down with a nail file block to soften them.


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I then cut a small strip to cover the left siding.


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I didn’t worry about covering all the cracks and crevices or back side with paper.  The letter itself is brown, so it matched the style I was going for anyway.


And there you have it, folks!  Fairly simple, yet super cute!




Now go get creative and see what you can come up with!

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

~Philippians 3:14



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