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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Building Brick Name Sign

My almost 9 year old (No, I'm really not old enough to have a 9 year old!) wants a LEGO room.  LEGO themed items are: 1. hard to find and 2. insanely expensive.  Enter mom, a Cricut, and mod podge.

I picked up some generic paintings at a fill a bag sale at the craft store.  I primed it and painted it to cover the ugly pictures.  Then, I used my Cricut to cut out the name from scrapbook paper.  This isn't the official LEGO paper, but I got 25 sheets for $2, so I have plenty to do everything.

I used mod podge to attach the letters and let dry.  Then I used regular Mod Podge to start to seal it.  I find that I get a thicker layer of sealer with regular mod podge under the hard coat and there's no stickiness from the mod podge regular formula.

Total cost?  50-ish cents.  It's hard to calculate with the fill a bag sale because I got waaaaay more than these pieces of wood.

Next up are vinyl wall decals and some custom photography.


  1. Cari, that is great!! I love it!

  2. That is SO CUTE! Love that paper!

  3. Thanks Lindsie!

    I got a comment from the Mod Podge girl herself! Thanks for stopping by, Amy!

  4. Sweet ideas!! I've never used Mod Podge, but now that I have a little girl, I'm definitely seeing similar projects in my future. Thanks for the ideas!!

  5. Cute idea!! I love my cricut! I just don't use it enough.