Friday, March 19, 2010

Easy Decorative Letters

I was inspired to make these decorative letters after seeing so many great ones out in blogland. 
- Wood letters (mine were 99 cents each from Hobby Lobby)
- Scrapbook paper
- Craft glue
- Craft Paint
- Gloss varnish (optional)
Step 1: Trace letters (face-down) on back of paper.
Step 2:  Paint the edges and sides of letters with craft paint.
Step 3:  While the paint is drying, cut the letters out of the paper.
Step 4:  Glue paper to wood letters.  I usually dilute the craft glue with a little water so that it's easier to brush on.

Step 5:  I had some gloss varnish so I decided to brush it on.  I don't think this was really necessary, but it does add a nice sheen to the painted wood edges.
Step 6:  Let letters dry and you are finished!
I decided to put the letters in a nook I have by my back door. 

This was a quick, easy project, and for less than $6.00 added a nice pop of color.
I'm linking up to:
- Frugalicious Fridiays @ Finding Fabulous
- Remodelaholics Anonymous @ The Remodelaholic
- Finished for Friday @ Lit and Laundry
- SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors
- Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
- Make it for Monday @ Cottage Instincts
- Making the World Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter
- Trendy Treehouse
- It's fun to Craft


Remodelaholic said...

I love it! Like always!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Alissa!

That turned out super cute! I just bought some letters to do the same thing. I just need to decide on the scrapbook paper. I think that is the hard part because there are so many cute papers now! LOL

handbags*n*pigtails said...

I love it, esp the paper you chose. Just found your blog this morning and cant wait to read more!

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

I love it...quite possibly another craft that you might've inspired me to do! :)

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

p.s. Where do you get your cute scrapbook paper?

Liz said...

I love the scrapbook paper. I wish I could find fabric like that for pillows. My couch would love those! Thanks for sharing a wonderful idea.

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i saw that scrap paper and loved it. the letters are really cute.

Bungalow'56 said...

Alissa, I love these. I've seen the idea before but never with such a great tutorial. I will be including this project in my plans for my two youngest daughter's room. I think its simple enough that they will be able to do it.
Thanks for being so darn crafty!

Kristen said...

I agree with Dana Beege, thanks for being so goll darn crafty! These letters are awesome! Didn't even know you were making them...they look great in the entryway there...and I spy my little red elephant key chain hanging up, trying to figure out why you still have that....haha.

Sonya said...

Great project! Love it all the more because it is fast and inexpensive. The final result looks very charming! I will put it on my to do list :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the paper you used! It really pops off your wall color!

Kendra Joyner said...

Pretty paper...looks fab!

Best Life said...

Ditto to what everyone else said...great paper. What I love is that these are different from the letters you see everywhere now. Great job and thanks for visiting my blog~ Lisa~

C'est Magnifique said...

Very sweet... I am envisioning some for MY house!!!

Tania said...

I really love this! Thanks so much for sharing it!

miss corner cape said...

this is something i can do! i am not a natural crafter so it is only after i see something in great detail after multiple times do i think it is within my reach. i have been wanting to do something with wood letters and mod podge (can i use mod podge or does it have to be craft glue? otherwise what do you do with mod podge?) thank you for the lovely eye candy and attainable project!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Sweet. Simple. Lovely. I have some ideas running through my head.

One Cheap B*tch said...

This looks so sophisticated! Good choice in paper - it looks amazing!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Love this project! I may need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby this week :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I love that paper!! Great project!

Allie and Pattie said...

Alissa, I came to thank you for visiting us and leaving a sweet comment, but I'm so glad I found you. Allie will love this letter project! We're in the middle of planning a mini redo of her room. Great job!
xoxo Pattie

Bobbie said...

That is super cute! I would love for you to join me over at a vision to remember for check me out saturdays

Wendy said...

Looks great and love the tutorial! Great paint color on your walls, too :)

Katie said...

I love these! They look great and also simple to make!

erin said...

Very cute, I love wood typography!

Messy Mommy said...


Funky Junk Interiors said...

You make it look easy. Stunning result! And kapow pictures too.

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

I love the paper you used, super cute!

Ria Thurston said...

New follower!! Love this blog and all your ideas... wonderful :) Come by and visit me sometime - coming over from FF.
Ria @ Life as a Wife!:

A Mom After God's Own Heart said...

This is wonderful! I love your blog and am a new follower from Friday Follow! Please come by and check out and follow my blog too!

jenjen said...

So cute! I love the paper you used. It looks so good in your home!

Thanks for linking up to my party!


Maggie said...

Very cute! Love the paper you picked!

Moriah said...

I found you through somebody else's blog today, and love this idea! I have been wanting to do this for my baby's nursery, but didn't know exactly how to make it happen. Your tutorial is so helpful! Thanks!!!

Frugal Home Designs said...

Very cute. The trim work in that room is beautiful.

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

I love that paper. I love that trim work in that room. I love that wall color. It is all so great together! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft!!

The Misty Journey said...


Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Such a great idea. That paper is just awesome! said...

This is just adorable, I've been wanting to do something like this in my home for awhile. I think I'm headed to the craft store now....bye :)

Wall Letters said...

Wow!! Those turned out great! We love to see great projects using wooden letters.

If you or your readers need a source for wooden letters check us out.


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