So you may have noticed the NOEL on my mantel. I was feeling like my mantle needed a little something, and then I saw this on Pinterest. Perfect!
Too bad I had no time to actually follow those oh-so crafty directions. But….I do have a crafty sister. And I do have newspaper. And flour. Hmmm….paper mache anyone? Here’s what Loo did:
First (I forgot to take a picture, sorry!) she mixed together approximately 1 cup of flour and 2 cups of water. Tear your newspaper into one inch strips, about three inches long.
Dip each strip into the flour mixture and slide it over the side of the bowl to get off any excess liquid. Wrap it tightly around each letter, overlapping each strip of paper a little bit.
Feel free to kind of paint the flour mixture over the finished letters, especially around the corners.
Someday, when we have some more time and inspiration (and hopefully before next Christmas!), we’ll end up putting some sort of color or texture on them.
Stay tuned for an updated picture once we finish it!