Personalized DIY

Happy Friday loves! I honestly didn’t think this week would come to a close but I’m so glad it finally is. My job has me busy (no I’m not a full-time, paid blogger) and I’ve been putting a ton of effort into it. I hit the gym a few times this week and find it really difficult to walk up and down stairs at the moment. First world problems, right?

Besides my typical activities, I took on a little DIY project earlier in the week and wanted to share it with you! I went to Michael’s Craft Store for some inspiration and found that individual wooden alphabet letters were on sale for $3. I bought an ‘E’ for ‘Elizabeth’ (I haven’t always gone by ‘Liz’), a hot glue gun, white paint, and loose pearls and clear gemstones.

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I got home and painted the letter with the help of my little kitty cat, Muffin. Actually, she just sat there and watched me. I had to put on a few coats of paint because the wood was rather porous.

After the paint dried, I plugged in the hot glue gun and started glueing on pearls and gems. If I ever did this again, I would nix the gems and stick with pearls. Because the gems are clear, from a distance it looks like they’re just gaps where pearls should be.

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Voila! It’s done and is a really pretty little desk accessory! There’s so much on my desk right now that it should come as no surprise to anyone that I rarely use the actual desk. I’d hang the letter somewhere in my room but I’m so tired of putting holes in my walls.

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My little sister inspired this DIY when she and my mom were renovating the back porch. She used an ‘M’ for our last name and glued little shells on it. The project turned out so pretty and is a great accessory to have on the porch. Let me know what DIY projects you’ve taken on lately! I just might try one of them!

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0 Responses to Personalized DIY

  1. Rashminotes says:

    That’s so beautiful Liz. Though I am not really a “DIY” perosn, I do a bit of upcycling here and there with odd things around the house. Do take a look when you can:
    https://rashminotes.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/up-cycling-idea-copper-pot-to-table-top/.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog; I am new to blogging and so it means a lot to me:)

  2. terisudberry says:

    Don’t you just love Michaels? The pearls are so feminine and chic. I may have to try this. Just did an Ampersand chalkboard sign yesterday too: https://thefarmedhouse.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/chalk-it-up/

  3. this is so beautiful…my latest DIY project is a DIY Vanity Tray https://vintageheartct.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/diy-vanity-tray/

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