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How to Make DIY Wall Letters: What I’m Makin’ Monday

I’ve been meaning to post about this for a long time, but I never got around to it because I forgot to import my photos.

Before my daughter was born I decorated wooden wall letters to hang in her nursery, over her diaper changer. I looked at buying some but thought a personal touch would not only save me some money, but be a fun way to get exactly what I was looking for. It didn’t take much time, and I had nothing but it when I was waiting for her to arrive!

(This isn’t mine but it’s an example of a finished product)

I’m not much of a painter myself so I used scrapbook paper to get a clean look with a pretty finish that makes it look like it was painted on!

{All you need}
Is a little modge podge, paint, the letters, an X-ACTO knife, a little sand paper, and some scrapbook paper, and you’re good to go!

I ordered my daughter’s letters off Ebay. I got 10″ letters for a couple dollars each from a place like this.

{Step 1}
I painted the backs and sides of the letters.
{Step 2}
Spread Modge Podge all over the letter then placed the scrapbook paper over top, and put more modge podge on top.
{Step 3}
Then I used my X-ACTO-knife to trace/cut around the edges of the letters with the scrapbook paper I picked out.

{Step 4}
Sand around the edges to smooth out the paper next to the wood.

{Step 5-Optional}

To make it pretty and hang it up I tacked some satin ribbon to the back of the letters and hung them up in her nursery!
 Trust me, it looks marvelous!
Another example: Source.

What did you make?

What I'm Making Monday

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Kate says:

I have a letter wall in my bedroom. I LOVE the look! I don’t have any with ribbons though-might have to steal that idea!

YUMMama says:

Personalized wall letters serve multiple purposes. They’re not only decorative but come in handy when trying to help your child spell their name and learn the letters of the alphabet.

Go Bronson! says:

These are lovely. Really like the ribbons. I was thinking of getting some lettering up in my daughters nursery sometime before she arrives in Feb.

Tori says:

I wasn’t as creative, I just painted my son’s letters blue 🙂 You should take a close up picture of just the J hanging up so we can see it!

Andrea says:

Those are really cute. I had some small letters that I striped and put on a shelf in his nursery.

Chantel says:

I was thinking about making this for my daughter’s room. I love the way they look and I thought if I used the right colors, it could grow to fit her room as she got older.

Alisa says:

Those are super cute! I want to make some for my girls new room.

Jen says:

Love it! I am a new follower!
Just love meeting crafty people.
Cheers!
Jen
http://cariboobutterflycrafts.blogspot.com

Louis says:

Inspiring quest there. What happened after? Good
luck!

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Mary says:

How do you get the mod podge from bubbling the paper?

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