Cut a square to go over the letter.
Brush the glue over the top and sides.
You’ll have to cut the paper to fit down inside the letter. And then start smoothing down the tissue paper trying to get it all down snugly without any edges sticking up adding more glue as you go. Wrap it around the backside if you need to, it won’t show. I had to go back and add a little more tissue paper to the insides and a couple of corners, but that’s the beauty of this thin paper, you can layer it and it doesn’t show. Try not to touch it too much cause it tends to pull up where your fingers touch. It will have a few wrinkles, but that’s just fine. Let it dry well….
And then find someplace to sit or hang it. This one has hangers, so it may end up on the wall somewhere.
I added it to my office nook wall along with my big “R”. Just thought you’d enjoy this little project with me!
Don’t forget our PARTY this Thursday. The “share your favorite yardsale/thrifting find” PARTY. I’ll post late Wednesday, so that you all can get linked up through Mr. Linky. Click here for all the details! Can’t wait to see all of YOUR finds too.
So cute, I love the leopard print. I have always painted the letters I have found but the decoupage is a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration, Dana
Classic Charm says
Nice job Rhoda, you are sooo talented girl!
Great idea! I finally got to go to a Hobby Lobby when I visited my friend who lives in another state. I saw that tissue paper and loved it but didn’t have an idea for it. I’m definately picking it up next time!
By the way, I left you something on my blog.
At Home Redesigns says
How cute is that! Good job!
Thanks for the great tutorial. I’m new to mod-podge. Can’t wait to try some. It seems like a great way to make an inexpenive decoration for your home. I’m all about living on the cheap!
Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam says
Love it…we’ve had so much fun breaking out the Modge Podge lately. We just redid a cabinet/hutch and modge podged scrapbook paper on the back…one little bottle does amazing things. Thanks for sharing…can’t wait for the yard sale!
Magpie Interior Design says
This looks great! Like something you would pay big bucks for! I love it!
Continued success to you!
Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall says
Oh, what a great idea here Rhoda. I love this!!!! Looks so good on your wall too. I am going to be doing this soon!
new every morning says
I’m buying deco podge tomorrow!
I didn’t know it came in matte … perfect!
I love your idea. I’ve had the letter ‘R’ sitting on my desk, needing some love for over a year.
You’ve inspired me!
That’s great Rhoda!
My 2 cents…to showcase the original colour of the paper, coat the base with white acrylic paint next time ;-))
BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) says
Could you use scrapbook paper? My youngest (6-year-old) daughter is OBSESSED with pink leopard. 😉
Any way, I wanted to find pink leopard wall letters and of course don’t want to spend a lot of money. This gave me an idea!!!!
Sherry Morrison says
Love this piece and I’m ready to do one myself. My question is I want to use christmas wrap and it has a glitter on it. Any thoughts on how it will hold up?