Since I literally can't get up on my own and am stuck on the couch with my leg up, my family was so sweet to bring the supplies to me (when I was feeling a little better) to do some "couch crafting". I think this project will be a little sentimental to me because it was my first project I got to work on since my fall.
Wooden Summer Word Set (from The Wood Connection)
Neon Glitter Cardstock (from American Crafts)
- Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, Coral, and Purple
Apple Barrel Neon Acrylic Paints
While the paint dried, I traced the letters face down on the backs of the glittered cardstock sheets. I used scissors to cut them out, and used an Xacto knife for the smaller details. American Crafts also has some bright, fun, neon glitters and neon glitter glues I wanted to use, but I was afraid of making such a huge mess in such a small workspace (aka my lap and couch).
Paint a small - medium amount of Mod Podge on the unpainted front of the block letter. Too much Mod Podge can make the paper rumple and crease. Carefully place the paper cutout on top. Press all over, especially around the edges to make sure the paper is adhered to the block letter. I also added some blue glitter paper to the small flower pieces for the flip flop.
To finish the flip flop (used as the "U"), glue the orange circles to the center of the blue glitter flowers with some E6000 glue. Let dry, then glue the flowers to the pink strap piece. Then, attach the strap piece to the flip flop block. Let dry for at least a few hours (overnight is best) before standing it up for display.
Once dry, your summer word set is done! Bright, sparkly, and colorful to bring some summer fun inside your home!
I received product from American Crafts in exchange for this review. All opinions and photos are my own.