On to Part II, Meta Monday...
I'll show each letter one at a time first and then you'll see them lined up on the Mantel to spell the name "Cavy". I've included what I purchased to make it and the steps I took below the final picture.
The items I purchased or used to make this gift:
*4 paper mache alphabet letters from Hobby Lobby that spelled our friends nickname
*1 can black flat spray paint
*4 Laminate Sheets
*Black & White photos
*Plain paper cut in the same shape of each letter
This is what I did:
*Spray painted letters on all sides and allowed to dry thoroughly. Once done, I then took the plain paper and cut a pattern in the same shape of each letter. I then took the pictures I'd collected and decided which pictures I wanted to create a collage on which letter. I made duplicate copies of pictures just in case I messed one up, and this was very helpful since I was going to be cutting them smaller in odd shapes. Once I decided how I would cut and assemble the pics, I used the glue stick to attach the photos to the paper pattern of each alphabet. Once all letters were completed, I used the laminate sheets to laminate both the front and back of each alphabet, making sure I trimmed them in the shape of the letter as well. Once laminated, I then attached each one to the black paper mache alphabet with strong double sided tape.
This was a fun project and our friend loved it!
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