I never know what to put on shelves in my house. I have plenty of stuff that needs to sit somewhere, but I want it to look like it belongs and meshes well with everything else in the room. My husband built new shelves around our fireplace for my birthday, which are still mostly empty thanks to this problem. My birthday was in May, so I decided I better start making an attempt at home décor.
I found this letter in a closet where I stuffed some things to put up Christmas decorations a couple of years ago. As you might imagine, I’ll be getting rid of some of those things, but I thought this letter could use an update and find a spot in my new living room.
I had big chunk left from the Map Memory Box, so I decided to cover the letter with that. Because it’s an odd shape, I didn’t want to try to cover it with one large piece. Instead, I tore it into a bunch of smaller pieces.
I attached them by covering the letter in Mod Podge, then laying each piece on and overlapping it with others, adding more Mod Podge as needed.
I wrapped it around the corners, but didn’t cover the entire back. I continued overlapping and tearing smaller pieces until none of the blue paint was visible on the front or sides. I even made sure some important places were visible, like the town my husband lived in as a kid and the place we went for our honeymoon.
I coated the outside with Mod Podge, then sprayed it with a clear coat of varnish when that was dry. As far as crafts go, it doesn’t get much easier than this.
I’ve decided this needs a globe to sit with. See, baby steps and I’ll have my living room decorated by Christmas. Just in time to put everything away again. Sigh…