Framed wood initial with scrapbook paper…

I am always thinking of new gift ideas for special people in my life.  This week is teacher appreciation week, and my kids teachers are pretty special people and deserve to be treated extra specially.

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I came up with the idea of using a wood initial and mounting it onto scrapbook paper, then framing it.

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Start by painting the wood letter.  I used a metallic brown spray paint.  A tip for painting…I usually use old newspaper to catch the over spray.  To keep whatever I am painting from sticking to the newspaper, I place a few pennies under the item being painted.  It is an inexpensive way to raise the item just enough so that it doesn’t stick, and I usually have pennies at my house.

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Glue a 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper to a thick piece of cardboard.  I used a quick drying Tacky Glue.

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Next, glue the initial to the scrapbook paper.  For this, I used E6000 glue.  Be sure not to over glue the back of the wood initial.  If too much glue is squeezed out, it will leak out under the initial and show clumps of glue around the edges of the initial.  Be sure to allow the E6000 glue to thoroughly dry before moving on with this project.

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Remove the piece of glass from the frame.  You won’t be needing this, so you can save it for another fun project.  Now frame the scrapbook covered cardboard and initial.  You have created a beautiful gift for someone.

Happy framing…

“Wonder what I will come up with next”…

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