If you shop at the big craft stores, you've probably seen the giant papier-mache three dimensional letters they sell. I've always wanted to create something with them, and was pleased to see on the tag that they aren't made in China, but made in the Philippines instead. Hopefully there are better working conditions in the Philippines than the Chinese factories.
I decided to cover my letters with old burlap cut from a potato sack:
Potato sacks like the one I used should cost just a couple dollars. I cut up the sack and was able to cover all five letters with just one sack, with some burlap left over.
I used Mod Podge for Fabric for this project. The 8 oz. bottle was enough for all five letters:
I applied the Mod Podge to sections of the letters with a paintbrush:
I stuck the cut pieces of burlap down on the glued areas:
I decided to spell "Howdy" because it's shorter than "Welcome":
I covered the sides, too:
The more I see the word "Howdy", the more I wish I had spelled something else. I might go back to the craft store and buy some more letters! It's a good thing this project is easy and fun. I hope you are inspired to give it a try!
If you are in a crafty mood, visit my new crafting blog Mitzi Made It for a fun project that would make a great Mother's Day gift.