Friday, July 25, 2014

Map Covered Letter

I've been on a quest to find all 26 letters of the alphabet to hang on my wall.
I've found several, but am going to have to make some if I plan to achieve this in the near future.
Today I made a map covered letter because let's face it. . . I love anything covered in maps!

I got this paper mache letter from Hobby Lobby.
Then I used a page out of an old atlas to cover it.
(My hubby said he wasn't comfortable with me using an atlas in this way- if you feel the same way, let me reassure you. The atlas has water damage on the bottom forth of the pages. It was destined for the trash. I'm actually giving it new life:)

I cut the page slightly larger than the S.
Then I covered the front of the letter with Mod Podge and quickly set the map on top of it.
I firmly pressed all along the frontside- especially the edges- to make sure it stuck well.
Once it dried, I used a small piece of sandpaper to sand the excess off the edges.
The final touch was to cut strips to fit along the edges of the letter.
My letter was 1" thick, so I cut strips 3/4"x 3" and glued them along the edges. I found that if I tried to glue a strip longer than three inches, the ends wouldn't adhere.
I think this gives it a finished look.
That's it. One letter closer to my alphabet wall!
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock!
Let God be exalted, the Rock of my salvation!
2 Samuel 22:47


Funky Junk Interiors said...

Really neat design! I love anything typography and the map idea is cool!

Melissa French - The More With Less Mom said...

I have the same reservations about crafts with old books. How many old books have been needlessly sacrificed?? Hello from Show & Tell Saturday. Sending you Like love!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I really love map decoupage projects and your letter looks great. The distressed edges are just the right touch. Well done!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the S covered in the map, such a cool idea. I can't wait to see the whole alphabet displayed!