Thursday, December 9, 2010

How To... Decorated Wooden Letters


Hello There,
Today I thought I would share with you a project that is fun, really easy to do, and super cute!
These are wooden letters that can be purchased at any craft store (these are from Michael's) and with a little bit of paint and some paper, can be turned into adorable wall art.

Letter- wood or chipboard
Acrylic Paint
Cardstock or Heavy Duty Paper
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
X-Acto knife
Emery Board (nail file)
  1. Gather your letter, paint and paper in coordinating colors, and mod podge.
  2. Give the letter a base coat of the acrylic paint. Allow to dry.(the lime green is my base color)
  3. Cut 1" and 1/4" strips of the coordinating colored paper.(teal and light blue)
  4. When the letter is dry give a healthy coating of the mod podge.
  5. Apply strips of paper in the order you want them. There will be excess paper hanging over the sides.
  6. Once the mod podge has dried take your x-acto knife and carefully trim the excess paper from the edges of the letter. This will take a little finesse and time.
  7. After you remove the excess paper take an emery board and gently file around the edges you trimmed off. This is to prevent the paper from flipping up around the edges.
  8. Embellish! I painted the green stripes with a green glitter and then gave the whole letter a spritz with some gold glimmer spray.
  9. Give the letter one last healthy coat of Mod Podge. (I do 2 coats just to be on the safe side.)
This is a favorite project of mine, because of the versatility of mediums you can use on it. There are a million kinds of patterned papers and colors of paint you can use, so these can be adapted to fit any kind of decor. 
I hope this was useful to you, and that you have a blast trying it out.

Happy Crafting,


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