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Friday, August 24, 2012

Polk-A-Dot Letters

My sister-in-law snatched up these letters when she found them at the dollar store!  I still can't believe these letters were only a dollar a piece!!  Then it was very lucky that I hadn't gotten around to painting them to match the nursery, because we decided to move the girls in together and I avoided needing to repaint them.  See, procrastination pays!!  :P

I decided I wanted to do something fun with the paint for this project and decided to try some polk-a-dots.  First, I painted the letters the polk-a-dot color: pink for the Z and E and yellow for the O. 

After that paint dried, I used pennies from our coin jar to make the polk-a-dots.  I set them out on the letters in a random pattern and painted all 3 letters with green (all the paint was spray paint).

After about 20 minutes, I very carefully used my Cricut pick tool (looks like a dentist's pick) to pick up all the pennies and then let then let them set  so the paint dried completely.  Then I added a little something extra by hot-gluing some fabric flowers and rhinestones onto each letter (which also allowed me to bring in the other colors from the room).

I think they look super cute against the lavender walls and this was a very budget friendly project!!

Now the girls each have their name represented on the walls of their shared room.  Pretty soon I'll show you how the "final" room came together!

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