i love the look of really, really large letters. in my quest to "go bigger" with our decor, big giant letters are pretty much my favorite thing to start with! after we painted a wall brown in what used to be our big girl's nursery [to make it ready for baby brother], i found myself with this big gorgeous focal wall that needed something above the white crib.
after i discovered the paint stick letters on pinterest, i knew i wanted to do a monogram with a big giant letter for our last name in the middle, & a paint stick letter on either side. i almost pulled the trigger on one of the 2 foot tall papier mache ones from joann fabrics only to find out the letter i needed was constantly out of stock [and i'd have to pay shipping] i decided to make one.
[that probably sounds confusing. here is an explanation/tutorial of how to do it.]
after i printed out my giant B on 4 sheets of paper, i traced them onto the foam & cut it out 3 times with an exacto knife, & hot glued all the layers together. i used 3 layers of foam board [only $3 remember?] to give it the thickness i wanted.
from that point, i needed something to make it a little sturdier, smooth the edges, & give it the natural papier mache look i wanted it to have. so i tore some paper lunch bags [also from the dollar tree i think!] & modge podged it onto the letter.
i did the edges first [you can see it best on the back]:
& then did some squares to cover the rest of the white on the front. this step by far took the longest & i want to play around with using washi tape or printed duct tape instead!
here's a close up of the front so you can see the texture once the modge podge was dry:
ta da! big giant letter! it's hard to get an idea of the scale here, but it's leaning up against the house on my back porch railing if that helps at all.