I’ve mentioned in other posts that I love when an item is both decorative and functional! My daughter’s room has been transformed from a preschooler’s room to a “big girl” room now that she’s started kindergarten. And she needs a bookend to help keep all her books from falling over. I used her initial and the colors in her room to make these pretty monogram DIY bookends.
- Paper Mache Letter.
- Beanbag Fill Pellets.
- Darice Adhesive Fabric Sheets. (I used Black and White, Teal & Pink)
- Darice Craft Dies. (I used Bird and Cherry Blossom)
- Silhouette Corrugated Adhesive Paper.
- Adhesive Pearls.
Step one: Cut an opening at the bottom of the letter and fill with the beanbag fill pellets. Close and seal the opening with tape.
Step four: Cut the cherry blossom branch from the pink sheet and the corrugated kraft sheet.
The peel and stick fabric is incredible, and a lot less messy than trying to decoupage fabric onto the letter! The beanbag pellets give the paper mache letter some needed weight, and make it easy to stand up and use as DIY bookends.
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!