January 25, 2010

Letters A la Poodle

I am in love with wood letters, I love the fact that they are so cute and simple, either you want to do initials or the entire name, they always look amazing! want a proof?

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I told you they look amazing! So the next project on the Poodle’s house was: Letters!


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So printed the ones I wanted, with just a little catch, I print on scale, the ones I printed are 10 times smaller than what the real one I have planned (Insert crazy DIY face) Because I like them BIG!

So we have being saving every single box we could, well actually after I told Mr. Poodle about the plan because he was using the boxes I was saving to start our fires at the house :( I realize after I ask him were my boxes where? He said I should have tell him before, but I never thought he was going to burn all of them LOL

After that little incident we have being saving EVERYTHING!! and this is what our letter look on the inside :)  Milk box, Pot Box, Microwave box, you name it, we used it :P


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I decided to start with the most complicated letter the “AND” symbol, It is pretty difficult because it does not have a lot of straight lines, and even though it’s pretty big (100cm, more than 3 feet)

Don’t believe me?


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Well, after I was done with that one, we started the big ones!!! And I'm really lucky because for this one my MIL help me a lot! She cut, glue and measure with me. Come on B say Cheese for the WB girls!


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So after a couple of hours of hard work.We GOT THIS!


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Here you can see the real size of both of them, I am planning on making a “J” on the same size of the “K” (150cm, more than 5 feet) and if after finishing that I still have the energy I’ll make the rest of the ones to complete our names but in the size of the “&”



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Here’s the rest of the plan!


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Right now the only ting that keeping me from finishing the rest of the letters is that we ran out of boxes, so until we save some more I wont be able to finish.

The plan is after wrapping them on paper tape, we are going to give a thin layer of texture ( My FIL is working on testing the best option for this particular kind of letter) then after that we might pain them.
I know that using some other new materials this would have being WAY easier, because we work more on taping all the pieces together than actually making the letter, but I feel warm on the inside because we are using all of our trash boxes to make this project :)


Are you using recycle material for your wedding decor?
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