Friday, April 20, 2012

SEW Yo-Yo Letters

I am still working on wall decor for my sewing room. I found these letters at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 each. I posted about making yo-yo's last week on my Wednesday Work in Progress.

I used tall thumb tacks on the back, not pushed all the way in, to add "legs" to the letters. This helps to keep your paint project off the surface underneath and makes painting edges a snap.

I had purchased a cream paint initially but once the yo-yo's were completed and I laid them out, I decided I needed a bit more color behind them. 
I scurried to Walmart yesterday and picked up a bottle of Plaid Folkart Paint for $.97. 

Before hot gluing the yo-yo's on to the front of the letters, I glued soda can pop tops on the top edge of all the letters for hanging.

I then hot glued the back of each yo-yo and pressed on to the front of the letters. I love how this project turned out. What do you think?

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  1. What a cute idea for a craft room! I love the lime green color you chose too :).

  2. Thanks! I can't wait until hubby comes home and he can help me get them on the wall!

  3. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my JUST opened!!!

    XO, Aimee

  4. SO cute.. I love it! Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)


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