Last week I showed off my colorful gallery wall, and today I wanted to show you how I quickly created one of my favorite components of the wall – my vintage sheet covered number five.
I started by choosing a number 5 in a font that I liked, and then I printed it out on to four sheets of paper. I taped the papers together and then laid them out on top of a sheet of foam core. I taped the edges of the printer paper to the foam core and then used my favorite utility knife to cut the number out of foam core. That thing cuts through foam like butter and handles curves with ease.
My five is about 11″x20″ so I used a pre-cut vintage sheet fat quarter for this project, but any piece of fabric that is slightly larger than your number will work. Lay the fabric face down and iron if necessary. Spray the front side of the foam number with spray adhesive and place on top of the fabric (both the fabric and the number should be face down).
Brush a coat of Mod Podge (or white glue) around the edges of the number and wrap the excess fabric, smoothing the edges down as you go. Allow to dry and then top with another coat of Mod Podge to further secure the pieces.