I was SO in love with a reclaimed wood initial project that I had found on Pinterest (inspiration found here), but then I quickly realized that… I could not, for the life of me, get my hands on reclaimed wood, and in addition to that, I discovered that finding tin letters in a reasonable price range was out of the picture for me. So, back to the drawing board I went, and after wrangling my brain, I decided that I could make Wooden Initial Burlap Picture Frames with the materials I had on hand.
Here’s what I used:
13” Letters (Michael’s) = $4.99 x 2 = $9.98
18” Wooden Ampersand (Hobby Lobby) = $7.79x 1 = $7.79*
Wood picture frames (Goodwill) = $2.99 x 2 = $5.98
Spray Paint (Walmart) = $3.99 x 2 = $7.98
Burlap (on hand) = $0.00 = $0.00
Glue Sticks (on hand) = $0.00 = $0.00
Mod Podge (on hand) = $0.00 = $0.00
TOTAL COST = $31.73
Cost break down = $10.58 per piece
*Used 40% coupon from the Hobby Lobby App. Originally $12.99.
Here’s what I did:
1. Spray paint letters. I used Krylon CoverMaxx in Ivory/Gloss and Rust-Oleum Camouflage in dark sage color. (The Rust-Oleum Camouflage is made to be ultra flat. Just an FYI if this is not the finish you’re looking for. I will remedy this in steps to come!)
2. While my letters were drying, I decided to stain my ampersand a walnut color. For this, I used Varathane Wood Stain in dark walnut.
3. Since I had even more time with things out to dry, I cut pieces of leftover burlap to fit the backs of my picture frames and hot glued them in place.