Thursday, May 28, 2015

How to Make Lilly Pulitzer Covered Letters

I have seen Lilly decorated letters many times, and I was so excited to create a Mercer University set! Surprisingly, this adorable letters are super easy to make and look fabulous in any print! 

Wooden letters
Lilly print
Modge Podge
Craft knife or scissors
Paint brushes 

1. Choose A Print
To start off, I choose the perfect print to encompass Mercer. I choose the Lilly Georgia Print. You should choose the print based on what letters you are covering (monogram, school initials, etc). For monograms, I would simply choose your favorite print. However, for school initials, I would cover the letters in the Lilly State pattern for your particular school. Ultimately, it is up to you! After you choose your print, you need to print it out. I suggest going to your local print shop for the most brightly colored effect. 

2. Paint
Secondly, you need to paint the backs and sides of the letters. I choose orange, because it has a heavy appearance in the Georgia print, and it is one of Mercer's colors! You do not need to paint the front of the letters, because you will be covering it with the Lilly print. Be sure to wait for the paint to dry!!

3. Cut
To ensure you cut pieces into the proper width, place the wooden letters over the Lilly print and use a craft knife or scissors to cut around the letters. After you cut the Lilly print into the shape of the letters, cut the letters into more pieces to create a more crafty look. 

4. Modge Podge
You are now ready to cover your letters with Lilly print! First, paint the wooden letter with Modge Podge, and then, paint the back of the printed Lilly pattern with Modge Podge. Place the printed piece on the wooden letter. Continue this process until you cover the letters completely. Once fully covered, paint over both letters with Modge Podge. You are now done! 

Be sure to let the letters dry completely! Happy crafting!!!

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