Love Letters

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Love Letters

Table centerpieces for special events often bring to mind beautiful flower arrangements. The Fiskars Fuse can help you expand on that idea, whether it's to create your own flowers for your centerpiece or to add something handmade to accentuate your flowers.

While recently browsing Pinterest for wedding reception ideas, I found burlap covered paper paper mache monogram letters. I decided to use the word LOVE in lieu of a monogram and used the Fuse to help me create a simple, yet elegant, bunting to drape across the front of my centerpiece.

Love Letters supplies

To begin, I brushed a rough coat of antique white acrylic paint over the letters. Once dry, I followed up with a second rough coat. The idea was to create a distressed paint look so some areas of the original surface are still visible through the layers of paint.

Letter cutouts and scissors

Next I used Mod Podge to adhere antique white burlap to the letters. When the Mod Podge was dry, I used a pair of Fiskars scissors to cut the burlap down to the edges of the letters. I then added a couple of coats of antique white paint over the burlap.

Fuse widget

When it was time to create my bunting, I decided to add some texture to the stamped impression by using a technique called kissing. Using a letterpressing plate, I first ran a piece of burlap through the machine with it. This left the impression of the burlap texture behind on the plate. I then, without re-inking, ran it through the Fuse again with a piece of cardstock.

Love Letters project completed

The burlap texture impressed onto my cardstock! I completed the diecut by stamping it with silver ink and a stamp from the Fiskars Just Married Clear Stamp Set.

After adding the die cut with some tiny clothespins to a length of twine, I finished the bunting by adding some punched triangles made using the punch.

This is a versatile centerpiece that can be created to use on each of the guests' tables, or as a stand-alone centerpiece for the gift table or wedding cake table. 

Supply List

Other Supplies:
Paper Mache letters, burlap, Mod Podge, acrylic paint, cardstock, stamping ink, patterned paper, twine, brads