I am in love with wood letters. I love the fact that they are so cute and simple!
They look amazing! So, the next project at the Poodles’ house was: Letters!
I printed out the letters I wanted, but I printed them 10 times smaller than the size the actual letters would turn out to be… because I like them BIG!
We have being saving every single box we could. For a while, Mr. Poodle was using my boxes to start fires at oru house. I didn’t realize this until I asked him where all my boxes were, as they were disappearing! He told me that I should have told him that I was saving them!
After that little incident we have being saving EVERY BOX!! Milk boxes, pot boxes, microwave boxes, you name it, we used it!
I decided to start with the most complicated part, the “&” symbol. It is pretty difficult because it does not have a lot of straight lines, even though it’s pretty big (100cm, or more than 3 feet tall).
Well, after I was done with that one, we started the big letters!!! I’m really lucky because for this one, my MIL helped me out a lot! She cut, glued and measured with me.
Come on B, say, “cheese” for the WB girls!
So, after a couple of hours of hard work, we got THIS!
Here you can see the real size of the letters. I am planning on making a “J” the same size as the “K” (150cm, or over 5 feet tall) and if after finishing that I still have the energy, I’ll make the rest of the letters to complete our names, only slightly smaller (in the size of the “&”).
Here’s the rest of the plan!
Right now the only thing that is keeping me from finishing the rest of the letters is that we ran out of boxes, so until we save some more we won’t be able to finish up.
The plan for the finished letters is to wrap them in paper tape, then give them a thin layer of texture (my FIL is working on testing out options that would work out best). After that, we might paint them
I know that using new materials might have been way easier, because we worked so hard taping all these old boxes together. But I feel all warm inside knowing that we used boxes that were meant for the trash for this project!
Are you finding ways to use recycled materials in your wedding decor?