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A Simple Project...Thanks, Manuela!

Have you seen this WONDERFUL project for barnwood letters from the talented Manuela over at  A Cultivated Nest?  If not, you'll want to click on the link and see her fun, easy, and looks-oh-so-good project!  She used chipboard letters and scrapbooking paper!  I thought this was such a great idea and was inspired to make some letters for my own home, using a little different spin!  I couldn't find the chipboard letters here, so used 12" high, brown kraft mache-type paper letters.  I decided not to paint them as I really like the look of the kraft paper for the sides and back. 

I used some fun scrapbooking papers, tracing around the letters on the paper, cutting them out, and adhering with decoupage medium.

The letter H is covered in burlap paper...

the O in a faded houndstooth pattern...

the M in a wonderful cable knit sweater paper!

And the E is covered in a distressed polka dot paper...

I love how they turned out...and I still want to do some letters with that barnwood paper, Manuela...maybe "LAKE" at our family's lake cottage?  Thanks for the inspiration!

Until next time...


  1. Sweet and easy project Linda. You know I love those funeral flower baskets in your previous posts. I have actually taken bodies to the morgue in one of those carts when I was a RN in a large teaching hospital.

  2. That is really a cute, clever easy project, Linda- Love it- xo Diana

  3. Yes! I saw those...they are so cute.
    I like your too!
    Very clever.
    The cable knit...I love...but still a little hot here! LOL. Pat

  4. I saw those and loved them too; I really like how yours turned out.
    See you next week!


  5. Such a fun project. Yours turned out so well.

  6. gosh, what a great idea. That looks so lovely

  7. So, so, so cute!!!! I need to do some!!
    I have been away. Trying to play catch up!

  8. Looks great! I actully thought that was a real cable knit sweater!

  9. So fun to SEE this,
    after hearing about
    it, Linda!! You did
    a wonderful job. I
    think the cable-knit
    might be my favorite,
    only 'cause I'm partial
    to them : )

    Hope you had a relaxing
    weekend and that you
    are feeling ready for JB,
    next week!!!

    xo Suzanne

  10. What a cute easy project. Those are so cute Linda.

  11. That sweater paper is the best...the letters are so cute...great project!

  12. Hi Linda!Very nice project! I am now your follower!THank you for sharing!


  13. Oh. I've three letters waiting. Its a cute idea to do next weekend.

    Regars from Spain!

  14. Very fun! I thought you actually used a real cable knit sweater. That paper looks just like the real thing!

  15. those are really cute. great paper choices. i love that it's pretty simple. i think i could do it.

  16. Hi Linda
    What a darling project and simple to do. Thanks for the great share!

    Have a wonderful week


  17. Thank you so much for mentioning my project!

    I love how yours turned out! I didn't see those fabulous papers at HL. Must go have another lool. Love the cable knit one - that would be perfect for a winter project!

    Your project turned out super cute!


  18. I have loved looking at the papier mache letters in the craft stores... like you, the appeal is the brown craft paper covering. Great way to make this project your own with your paper choices! By the way, I just became your latest follower after your leaving that sweet comment on mine! For the life of me, I can't figure out why I hadn't done that sooner! Can't wait to keep up and also... I will be at Junk Bonanza!!! Where will you be located? I would love to meet you in person!

  19. Super cute project. I love all the paper you picked!

  20. Now that got my wheels spinning! I could use the barnwood look to make up Bunkhouse! Too cool! Thanks for this post! More ideas are flooding in...

  21. They looks wonderful, dear Linda, a great idea- and so lovely in their new papers :-)

  22. What a great simple project. I like both effects equally and will go take a look at Manuela's post. Yes, LAKE! Do it! :-) Ann

  23. That looks wonderful, I love the paper that you used. Very unique look.
    Hugs, Cindy

  24. Simple but cute as all get out Linda. Have a great weekend.

  25. Love a good simple project!! Your paper choices are awesome!

  26. I have to get that "sweater" paper! That stuff looks amazing... All those prints rock! Super cute designs.


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