I have seen many versions on the web of this design. I could give credit, but chances are the sites I was inspired by were inspired by others, and I don't want to follow that train of dominoes. So, this was not my idea. But I took it and ran with it.
How's that for a couple of jumbled idioms?
Last night, three of my friends came over with alphabet letters, faux berries, glue guns, and snacks in hand for our Christmas craft party. Many more were invited but could not come, but may I just say, four women with heated devices around one table was just the right fit?
We got to gluing and talking and laughing, and so no photos were taken during the process, but the after allows for some.
I made this:
A wood letter from Hobby Lobby, $2.49 and made in the USA.
(A rare find in H.L.)
This photo shows the back side.
I bought red berries on stems from Michael's.
Each stem was $1.99, but they were 50% of,
and I think I used my teacher discount of 15% off that.
I used only four stems.
The how-to-do-its (as if it's not self-explanatory, hello, it's a craft I did...):
- Paint front side of letter with red acrylic paint (we did this the night before)
- Let paint dry
- Snip berries from stems
- Hot glue to letter
Erin used a letter that could stand on its own, and she applied bigger shiny red berries. Katie used a variety of pearlized berries of gold and white along with two shades of red. Ashley, never having used a glue gun before was quite precise, and her berries were very orderly. (I regret not getting photos, and I will beg them each to post to facebook so I may steal them and augment this post.*)
In my effort to be random, my hot gluing resulted in a hot mess of glue shnoobly and cobwebs, one of which landed in my margarita. I'm thinking about adding more berries to hide some of the glue blobs. (I was teased that my S may be six layers of berries deep when I am finally done. But I like the lumpiness of it.) This S definitely looks better from a distance!
I may add a ribbon and hang it...
I may prop it up against something and just let it be:
P.S. Mine, after more finessing and booger removing. I love it!