Sunday, 20 January 2013

Washi taped Monogram Brooches

Hey folks! How has your weekend been? Mine has been great and also productive and now I've got a fun project to show you ^_^ And I even made a tutorial for it too! So, if you'd like to make a washi taped monogram brooch, read on! ^_^

Here's what you'll need:
  • wooden letters
  • white spray-paint
  • washi tape
  • scalpel
  • mod-podge
  • old paintbrush
  • badge backs
  • strong glue 

First off all: spray-paint your letters white. This makes the washi-tape patterns stand out more than just on plain wood, but you can still skip this step if you're not worried about that ^_^

When the letters are dry, stick strips of washi tape across them so that the entire letter is covered.

Then use your scalpel to trim the tape around the edges of the letter.

Use an old paintbrush to cover the top and sides of the letter in mod-podge. Don't use a new paintbrush because the mod-podge will ruin it!

Once the mod-podge is dry, attach a badge back with strong glue. I used E6000 - it's so good!

And that's it! It's done! ^_^

Now you can make a couple more!

Or a lot more! ~_^

These would also look great on the fridge - just replace the badge back with some strong little magnets.

So what do you think? I hope you like them! ^_^

- Lisa x


Tanya said...

oh i love these!!! this would be great for other little wooden shapies you can find around too.

I've gotten very slack with the brooch wearing :(

Lisa said...

Thanks Tanya! Other wooden shapes would be great! I was hoping to find some puntuation at the craft store, but no luck yet ; _ ;

Brooches are probably my favourite type of jewellery ... maybe if you made one of these you'd get into brooches again? ~_^

BEESTLYproducts said...

those are super great! i have this adorable todd oldham washi tape that i'm dying to use! this is going on the list.

Lisa said...

Awesome! I love washi tape craft projects (I have a bit of a weakness for pretty tape) so I'd love to see anything you made with it!

Vixie said...

ooh, love these! What a neat idea!

Lisa said...

Thanks Vixie! I'm glad you like them ^_^