Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Small Decorated Letters


All year I have been decorating 8 inch MDF letter with buttons for my family and friends.

Today I wanted to share with you some smaller decorated letters.  As you can see I have been experimenting with different ways of embellishing them.

All of the MDF letter came from a lovely man called Barry, who I found on ebay.  They are 3 inches high and before painting them with acrylic paint I gave them a coat of Gesso.

I covered this letter 'A' with Flower Soft after painting the letter with white acrylic paint.

The letter 'N' I painted baby pink and then I covered it with flat backed faux pearls.

I actually did the letter 'C' first, I painted it blue and, once it was dry, I covered it in small blue 'shirt; buttons.  I then added some Petaloo Flora Doodle flowers from my stash.

I was not sure if this would work.  First, I painted this letter 'Y' red with acrylic paint.  I then cut the shape of the 'Y' out of red glitter card.  I think it worked pretty well!

I saved this one for last because I was my favourite.  After giving the letter 'D' a couple of coats of lilac pearlescent acrylic paint, I added a few paper roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope my family and friends like these letters as much as I do.



  1. What a great set. Those pearls look amazing (how patient you must be!) and I'm torn between the red glittery one and the D as my absolute favourite! xx

    1. Thank you. The are so small compared to the others, I think that is what makes them so cute.

  2. Wow Dionne, you have been a busy girl! These are fabulous, I love them all! The flower soft was a genius idea and I love how you did the pearls on a diagonal! Red glitter...can't go wring with that! Great makes my friend! hugs :)

  3. I still have a box of letters to decorate, it is amazing how many requests I get for them. This set were special though, they are so much smaller than the ones I normally to, like little babies.

    I can only imagine what you would do with a blank letter - nothing as mundane as buttons, I'd bet!



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