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The Cardboard “W”

Mrs. B and I go to lunch every Tuesday, and some of those lunches end with a trip to Hobby Lobby (less calories than dessert!). We walk around discussing items and what we would do with them.  I don’t know how many times we’ve picked these up and said, I want to do something with one:

The pressed paper cardboard letter! Finally, I came up with something! A framed cardboard letter! To create the frame I used a 10 cent (from a yard sale) cabinet door. The letter was $1.06 ($1.77 w/40% discount), that brings to total to $1.16.  I know, I am a big spender!
I love the print on this scrapbook paper!
Traced around it, and cut out the shape, leaving enough to cover the edges. I used Elmer’s white school glue to adhere.

I painted the cabinet door with the Country Grey chalk paint and trimmed the interior frame with a blue from Valspar (the free samples they were giving away).  I like the worn look of the frame and combining it with the text of the scrapbook paper makes it interesting.

I sanded everything and finished with wax.

Leaned it on the mantle to take a picture. I think it will end up in the kitchen or among the photos in my gallery wall. I am trying to incorporate some blues in my decor!

Here are the other ingredients used to create the project. I used my Pampered Chef rolling pin to smooth out the wrinkles, the E6000 glue to adhere the letter to the cabinet door, books to apply pressure (while it dried).




  1. Christy, HOMEmomMADE

    I need a huge H in our living room and every kids initial in their rooms. Great project!

    I’d love to have you come by my Make & Share craft hop at HOMEmomMADE.

  2. Hi Debbie, Your monogram turned out fantastic – I love the idea of framing it on the cabinet door – very clever. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party – I greatly appreciate it. I hope you don’t mind that I have included this in today’s features. Hope you have a lovely holiday weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn

  3. That W gave the frame so much depth and beauty!

    Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  4. Another fabulous project! Just to let you know that I featured your winning chair on my blog: http://www.redberrybarn.blogspot.com.
    Have a delightful day!
    Jenn {from Canvas Corp}

  5. This is so simply elegant! I love the paper and the colors you used. One gorgeous creation!

  6. love the W .. it looks great .. now I must go get me some letters .. i have all kind of ideas running through my head … LOVE LOVE IT

  7. So pretty, Debbie! I love the script-covered letter so much!

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