As a busy mom of 5, easy decorating crafts that take under 20 minutes and look fantastic are the name of the game. I love using short cuts and thrifted items to create one of a kind decor.
One of my ongoing projects is adding some girly decor to the bedroom shared by my daughter and my youngest son. As the only girl, I think she needs to have some glitz and glam in her part of the room.
When my daughter and I headed to Michael’s Craft store last week to pick up supplies for her First Communion Album, we saw glitter foam letters in one of the aisles. Immediately an idea took root, and I grabbed a letter for my daughter. This weekend, while checking Instagram, I saw the Washi Tape American flag created by Heather of Diapered Daze and Knights, and knew exactly what I wanted to do – a framed letter.
You can save money on this framed letter craft by repurposing a thrifted frame. My frame was on clearance at Kohl’s, my favorite store to pick up nice and cheap frames. If you don’t have Washi tape and feel creative, grab some Sharpie paint markers and create your own background. Or, use a piece of fabric as the background.
Supplies for the Framed Letter
How to Make the Framed Letter
1. Take the backing and advertisement out of the frame.
2. Cut the white card stock to fit your frame. I like to use the advertisement included with the frame as my guide.
3. Create a background with the Washi tape on the white card stock. Remember the letter will cover up the middle of the picture. Make sure the Washi tape shows up around the edges of the letter.
4. Super glue the letter to the white card stock.
5. Reassemble the frame, putting the glass behind the white card stock in case you decide to do something different in the future. This prevents the glass from getting lost or worse, broken in storage.