Going back to school always brings up different memories for
students…some good and some, like not finding your locker in the never ending
halls of metal doors can be a nightmare. Banish those bad memories by creating
a fun and distinctive initial that will forever make your locker stand out.
Plaid Designer, Julie Lewis shows you how in these simple steps.
Gather your supplies.
Paint your initial black.
Now paint your discs black as well.
It’s now time to apply my favorite thing…glitter!
Apply black glitter to your letter…
and your discs…apply multiple coats as desired.
Trace your letter on top of your paper.
Cut out your letter.
Apply Mod Podge liberally to your letter front.
Place paper on top of letter and gently squeegee excess
glue. Let dry 20 minutes.
Apply several coats of Mod Podge over letter to seal.
Paint your letters white and let dry.
Apply Hologram glitter to letters.
Trace bottom of paper cup onto foam.
Here is what you will have…and now…
Cut circle out with scalloped pinking shears just outside
Cut between scallops towards center about 1/3 of the way in
to create petals.
Here they are…
Glue wood discs to foam flowers and…
letters to wood discs.
Now we are ready to finish!
Run a bead of glue down one side of letter…or along the
desired edge for your particular letter.
Place letters over glue and here is a tip…
Use your paint bottles to hold in place while drying.
Cut lengths of magnetic tape to fit your letter. Peel off
backing and stick to the back.
Finished…fun and all you!
Here is what
you will need to get started:
FolkArt® Acrylic Paint – 938 Licorice, 901 Wicker White
FolkArt® Extreme Glitter™ - 2796 Hologram, 2797 Black
Mod Podge® Gloss – CS11205
Black and white scrapbook paper
Wood/paper Mache letter (mine was 6 ½” tall, but use a
bigger one to fit your name)
2mm foam sheets – lime green, turquoise, hot pink, orange
½” flat brush
Scalloped pinking shears
1 ¼” wood discs
1 1/8” wood letters
Small paper cup
Adhesive backed magnetic tape