Now, I suppose you would like to know how I made these impossibly cute wall hangings...Well, hang on to your horses, I'm about to tell you...
I printed off the letters I was going to use and an oval for the frog face. Then I cut them out and placed them on the canvas I was using. (I used 11x14, but any size would be perfectly adorable.)
I used a cheap foam brush and some acrylic craft paint I had laying around to paint the canvas. I was really careful in painting over the letter (and the oval for R's) so it wouldn't move or get paint underneath it. (I'm sure there's a better way to do that than mine...) When I had the canvas completely painted, I removed the letter stencil thingys.
Then I took some Qtips and filled in the letters with a different color paint. I used a small foam brush to fill in the oval for the frog face.
Next, I glued some sparklely crystal things I had on to L's and used a Qtip to paint some little embellishments. I glued googlely eyes on to the frogs head and used a Qtip to draw a smile. Then used a foam brush to do the embellishments on his.
These took about an hour to get pretty dry, but I did let them sit over night just in case before I shipped them off this morning.
I think they turned out pretty well. They aren't "perfect" but that seems to be the trendy thing for children's decor right now. Maybe if I can't find a job, I'll just whip up some of these babies and hit the craft fair circuit!