Friday, March 19, 2010

Easy Decorative Letters

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I was inspired to make these decorative letters after seeing so many great ones out in blogland. 
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Supplies:
- Wood letters (mine were 99 cents each from Hobby Lobby)
- Scrapbook paper
- Craft glue
- Craft Paint
- Gloss varnish (optional)
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Step 1: Trace letters (face-down) on back of paper.
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Step 2:  Paint the edges and sides of letters with craft paint.
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Step 3:  While the paint is drying, cut the letters out of the paper.
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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.
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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.
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Step 6:  Let letters dry and you are finished!
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I decided to put the letters in a nook I have by my back door. 
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This was a quick, easy project, and for less than $6.00 added a nice pop of color.
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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

39 comments:

  1. 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

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

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

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

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. 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!
    Dana

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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 :)

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

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  11. 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~ www.livingmybestlifeii-lisa.blogspot.com

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

    Tania

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

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  14. 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!

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

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

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

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  18. 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

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  19. That is super cute! I would love for you to join me over at a vision to remember for check me out saturdays
    www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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

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

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  22. Very cute, I love wood typography!

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

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  24. 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!: www.riathurston.com

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  25. 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!

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

    Thanks for linking up to my party!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  27. Very cute! Love the paper you picked!

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  28. 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!!!

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

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  30. 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!!

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

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  32. 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 :)

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  33. 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.

    CustomWoodenLetters.com

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