So I decided to do the next best thing: fake it. Although I haven't used a Lilly planner for a few years now (ever since my discovery of Erin Condren planners aka life), I was smart enough to save the prints from each month's page. Smart freshman-year Caroline move, I'm not going to lie. I had about 10 or so usable prints that weren't completely ruined by my doodling - (dumb freshman-year Caroline move), so I pulled aside a few and got to work. I made a set of letters for my little - i did LITB because a) it means something so yay #sisterhood, and b) there were literally no X's available at any craft store within a 20 mile radius of my campus - the result of having AXO and XO on campus and it being formal recruitment season.
She loved it so much that I decided to make one for myself, cause why the hell not.. You may remember seeing Lilly print letters hanging above my bed in my room, spelling out CARO. Well, it was a lot more simple than it looks, and literally takes barely any time!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
// Lilly prints (or really whatever print you like, it doesn't have to be Lilly): you can get them online and print them, or rip some out from old planners like I did #thrifty
// Mod Podge: the glue of the Gods - no lie. I don't have a preference of the kind I used, and I didn't buy any especially for this.. just used whatever I had in my craft bag.
// Wooden letters: I also did this craft on cardboard letters for my second little, and it didn't really have the same glossy effect as wooden letters - so if you have a choice, I'd go for those.
// Scissors: for the cutting, duh.
STEP BY STEP:
// STEP ONE: TRACE THE LETTERS
I placed the letter on the print I wanted, and used a pencil to just outline the shape of the letter. I then cut out the shape and matched it to the wooden letters.
// STEP TWO: MOD PODGE THE LETTERS
After ensuring that the cutout fit the letters properly and trimming whatever excess shape I may have had (you'll probably have some excess, because you're tracing around the letter), I took a sponge brush and coated the letter with mod podge, and placed the cutout onto the letter. I smoothed it out as evenly as possible to avoid air bubbles, but if you have, you can always straighten it out with a ruler.
// STEP THREE: WAIT.. AND GLOSS.
If you want the glossy look, wait until it's completely dry and put another layer of mod podge on top of the dried letters. Once that's dry, you'll get the glossy look and it'll look great. These pictures don't do it justice cause #iphone, but I promise once I'm back with my stuff I'll share some good pictures.
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