Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sum Sum Summer!

I think it's been established that I love my backyard. It really is the pride of my whole house. It's a peaceful and calm escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Although my backyard is wonderful, one side of it it was missing something. I have a detached garage that was just dying for some decoration. The paint is worn and OMP keeps telling me he is going to replace it, but so far I have thwarted his efforts. I love the way it looks and plan on keeping it that way for as long as I can.

I tried to figure out what to put over there and finally decided to mod podge some letters and spruce it up a little.

I found these letters at Michaels for 1.49 each. They are pressed wood and about 12 inches tall. I painted the edges and used scrap book paper for the front. I'm sure you could use fabric or any other paper if you wanted to.


I grabbed my outdoor mod podge and glued the letters to the paper. I could have cut the paper out first but it was easier for me to glue the letter to the entire piece of paper and then cut it out.



After my letter dried and I cut it out, I sanded the paper and the edges. This gave it a nice worn beach look. I outdoor mod podged the front of the letter. I let that dry and applied 3 coats of varnish (this was according to the directions of the bottle)


I hung up the letters outside and have had no problems with moisture getting between the letter and the paper. 

I am so happy with the way they turned out that I will be doing all seasons in the coming months. This craft was super easy, fairly cheap and you can make it as personal as you want. Plus, you get to brush up on your spelling skills!


Oh yeah...for all of you who wanted the rainbow skittle toes....

7 comments:

AlwaysInspired said...

Omg! Love the toes and the letters. They both look super bright and happy.

Becky said...

Pam, I love it!
I don't have a back yard but we do have a porch so maybe.....
And wait....they make outdoor Mod Podge? Perfect!

Lisa Marie ReVoir Kramp said...

When my pool deck goes up next year, I will definitely be rocking this great idea! These would sell like hot cakes in craft shows here...we have beach homes and cottages galore!

giddy99 said...

Oh, I'm so getting my toes done in a rainbow of colors this weekend. THANKS for the idea. :)

Bex said...

This is so fun and festive! And love the toes :)

Becky said...

Your toes are killing me! Too cute!

I didn't know they made outdoor mod-podge either. Love the "summer" look!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Outdoor mod-podge? I love these letters!! You can do so many things--how cute for parties, too!