Do you love coming up with your own ideas to decorate your house? For me, it’s always fun to make my own home decor. Someone else may have something like it but since it’s made by me, its just more special. Jaiden loves a little bit of everything and I wanted to create some initials for him to hang on the wall. So for us, we dedicated Geeked Out Initials was best!
Creating your own home decor isn’t as always as hard as one may think. Some projects may take some effort and time but a lot of decors can be really simple and fun. These Geeked Out Initials were a breeze to make and I am beyond happy with how they turned out. Even with my mistakes. Haha!
Creating these Geeked Out Initials was fun and much easier than I thought they would be. Now I am no pro with the Exacto knife. This is actually the first time I had ever used one. So to say there are a few mistakes is an understatement. I actually cut part of the wood. Oops! Anyways, Let’s get to work and make some Geeked Out Initials!
Placing your scrap paper
Depending on the scrap paper you are using, you may not need placement. However, for these Geeked Out Initials, I wanted to make sure Superman and Batman were placed correctly. Place your first letter down on the table facing the correct way. Lay your scrap paper on top on the letter and make sure your superhero is where you would like him or her. Then slightly bend the paper around the initial. For the J, I focused on the inside curve and just shaped the paper so when I flip it, I know where to place. You can also use a pencil to mark off placement as well.
Mod Podge those Initials
Once you know the placement of your scrap paper, layer your initial with a thin layer of mod podge. Carefully place your scrap paper over your initial and rub firmly over the entire letter to reduce bumps and secure. Once you have your scrap paper placed and secure, we are going to let these sit for about 15/20 mins to completely dry.
Trim the edges
Once your initials have dried it’s time to break out the Cutting Mat and Exacto Knife. Lay your initial face down and then you want to begin cutting away the extra scrap paper. Take your time. Please be careful with the Exacto Knife. They are very sharp. Try to cut in bigger pieces because I have another craft for the scrap pieces. Once you have the extra scrap trimmed off, go around and fix any mistakes you made.
Now you want to apply a think layer of Mod Podge. This will seal the deal and give it a nice finished look. Once dried, Add some hooks to the back and you are ready to hang your new Geeked Out Initials!