Wednesday, November 28, 2012

{Tutorial} Split Pea Monogram

This was one of my absolute favorite DIY accents in our wedding.

So easy and such a statement! {Just my kind of craft}

You will need:
23.5" Paper Mache Letter
Modge Podge
Foam Brush
Green Acrylic Paint
3 bags of Split Peas


Begin by painting the entire letter with green paint. 
I mixed two colors of Anita's Acrylic Paint [Green Apple & Lily Pad] to get a color that was similar to the split peas.

This allows any space not covered in split peas to flow better.
I also painted the back because I was not planning on putting any peas on it.


I waited 2 minutes till it completely dried, then generously poured modge podge over the entire H.

I waited till each side completely dried, then flipped it to cover the sides too.

A nice, big mess. Just the way I like it.

Let it fully dry.
Shake of excess peas and fill in any bald spots.
Now you have a beautiful photo accent!

Here's several other ideas with split peas that are around the house:

Now for the 
Break Down:
Paper Mache letter- $4.99 @ Joanns {I used a 50% coupon and got it for half price}
Split Peas- 3 @ $.97 each = $2.91
The rest of the items I had on hand--but you can pick them all up at your local craft store.

Total Cost: $7.90

Just the budget you want for a photo prop when you're planning a wedding!!

Introducing...the Hodges Family

We are married!

Officially Mr. & Mrs. and all the good stuff that comes with that!
We're talking about the hubs making breakfast on Saturday mornings [oh-em-gee that boy can scramble some eggs], buying everything I can find with an "H" on it, and of course all the new family we inherited.
 It's such a fun time to of year to get married. I get so giddy everytime he introduces me to some extended family member as his "wife." I have to pinch myself sometimes because it truly feels like a fairytale. I could have that feeling because...well...we did honeymoon at the most magical place on earth! 

We were pretty hardcore and drove [5 1/2] hours to Georgia right after our wedding. When we woke up the next morning THIS was on our car. Presh, right?

How can you not get excited seeing this for the first time?
We acted like such kids. We rode everything we could, and ran rampant through the parks
[our fav. being animal kingdom].
Then we acted like old people, having to take an entire day to recoup because we overdid ourselves. 
I seriously could not move my legs!

And just a few more "essential" Disney pics.

And our Professional pictures are up on our photographer's blog today!
Please take a looksie here...they are just the most precious things ever!

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