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:

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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

~scissors

~pencil

~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!

 

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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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