artsy-fartsy mama: Monster Letter Set & Giveaway

Monster Letter Set & Giveaway

One of my favorite Halloween decorations is this adorable Monster Letter Set from Crafty Wood Cutouts:


It was love at first sight! If you haven't had a chance to check out this store, you really should! It is literally filled with all kinds of fun unfinished wood projects, and a plethora of paints, scrapbook paper and accessories to really make your project stand out. They also have every craft made up as a sample {so cute!} and you can get the same products to recreate the look, or do something completely different and make it your own! All the items I used for this project were purchased at Crafty Wood Cutouts, except for the paint and Mod Podge, which I already had on hand.

 The Monster Letter Set came unfinished, pre-sanded, andl ready to go! That was awesome. I started out by giving each letter a coat or two {or three!} of paint. I used Americana Dioxazine Purple paint for the "M", "S", and the "R". The "N" and "E" are both painted in Americana Turquoise Blue, and the "O" and the "T" are painted in Americana Lamp (Ebony) Black on the sides and back.



I painted the fronts of both the "S" and the "E", but the rest were left blank. Once they were dry, I gave the fronts of the "S" and the "E" a thick coat of Mod Podge. Then, I poured some purple glitter over the "S" and let it sit while I poured blue glitter over the Mod Podge-covered "E". After letting them sit for a little bit, I stood the letters up and gently tapped the excess glitter off and then let them finish drying. I then sprayed a thin coat of sealer over each letter to help keep the glitter from falling off.



Next, I traced each letter on different Halloween scrapbook papers and Mod Podged them on. Once they were dry, I lightly sanded the edges of the paper. Then, I took a sponge brush and tapped around all the edges for a distressed look and to help the paper edges blend in a little better. I sealed each one with another coat of Mod Podge. The "O" eyeball was hand painted. I used Americana Bright Orange to tie it in to the paper patterns and bring the whole design together. I added a layer of Mod Podge on top to give them all a similar look.

Quite a bit of work, but it's SO worth it! I have gotten so many compliments on this decoration.
It measures about 36 inches wide by 9 inches tall.

Now for the BIG news:
One lucky Artsy-Fartsy Mama reader is going to have the chance to win this Monster Letter Set for themselves! The giveaway will run until midnight on September 22nd.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you can't wait until the giveaway ends {or if you want to buy more while you wait}, you can go into the Crafty Wood Cutouts store in Orem, Utah and see what they have {they get NEW designs every Friday!!} or you can shop online if you aren't in the Utah County area.

Linking to these parties!

**I received this Monster Letter Set, paper, and accessories for this review. All opinions are my own.**

77 comments:

  1. I love the MONSTER set....how flippin cute!

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  2. I soooo want to "Winn" this Monster set!!! Love it :)

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  3. Super cute! Love this give away!

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  4. I love the Happy Birthday set! So cute!

    Kelly Brown
    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  5. I'm more of a fall decorator than Halloween...but this is actually really cute! I would like this one or the Candy one. Great giveaway!

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  6. This is precious. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  7. These are SUPER cute! I don't have too many Halloween decorations...this would be a great start!

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  8. Love all...but Spooky is super cute

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  9. Spooky has to be my favorite...thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Love your creation!! Love the Monster sign.

    Keep smilin!

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  11. i love this not to scary for the little kids just so cute and fun!

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  12. Where do you get all these ideas?! Super cute!

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  13. Lindsay, This is so dang cute!

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  14. Love the block calendar - so many possibilities!

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  15. I love the boo with the ghost and the skull!

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  16. I saw this in the background of your craft night photos. Love it!!

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  17. Very cute!! The "witch" set is also adorable!

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  18. LOVE the look and colors! I want one :D

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  19. I like the Spooky letter set :) It's adorable!

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  20. That is something I might have to check out. As far as crafts- modgepodge and I get along pretty well (I am kind of a craft dork). Thanks!

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  21. Way too cute! The perfect addition to your fire place

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  22. This is adorable! I really like the handed painted "O".

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  23. I like the Trick or Treat Letter Set.

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  24. Fantastic letter arrangement. I like your creativity.

    Sample Letters : http://www.sampleletters.org/

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  25. I love the MONSTER set like yours - so so cute! But then I pretty much love all their stuff!

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  26. The "spooky" "baby" and "Family" sets are darling.

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  27. Lindsay, you have done a wonderful job on this...as always! You have a wonderful eye for color!

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  28. I really love the familys are forever one. I love the colors and the letters.
    Thanks for the giveaway
    sawstrunk@gmail.com

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  29. I love them all... if I have to pick a fav then I will pick Pray Always!

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  30. I love the fall and halloween sets. They are all very good though.
    christine_sandmann@sbcglobal.net

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  31. trick or treat is my favorite
    heathersfreedom at hotmail dot come

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  32. i like the Trick or Treat Letter Set

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  33. I LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! these monsters letters i really hope i win this time <3

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  34. The monster set is so cute. I have four little monsters running around my house :)

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  35. I am loving the monster set!

    sjdmilelr.blogspot.com

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    1. I love this monsters letters! Very cute!

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  37. For Halloween, the Monster is my favorite.

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  38. I love this monster craft...so darling!!

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  39. Crafty Wood Cutouts, I love your letter fonts and really love your "Witch" I was just in your store and picked up the spider to add to my collection on my porch.

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  41. This is sooo cute! I love your color choices!

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  42. I absolutely love Crafty Wood Cutouts and this Monster craft!!!

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  43. Super Duper Cute love the way the letters are done the paper selection is so much fun

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  44. Love the Owls
    http://craftywoodcutouts.com/store/#ecwid:category=3580253&mode=product&product=13829115

    My favorite creature!!

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  45. I love the Monster and Spooky letter sets! They're both sooo cute!

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  46. I love Monster set! And the Wicked set...and Boo...and all of them!

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  47. The MONSTER is by far my favorite right now!

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  48. I love the Wicket set and the Spooky set!!!

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  49. Love all the monster letters, I love all of them.

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  50. I love all the letters in monster. In fact I like everything.

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  51. so so cute! You did a fabulous job!

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  52. I love happy Birthday cutout and Wicked!!!

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  53. I love this Monster giveaway and would love this for my mantle.

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  54. i like the Harvest Letter Set

    poptartcrumbs at gmail dot com

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  55. I visited Crafty Wood Cutouts and my favorite set is the FALL letter set!

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  56. This is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  57. This is oh so cute! I love the families are forever letters.

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  58. Love the Halloween vinyl blocks! But that monster one is ADORBS!!

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