When we were trying to decide on the décor for the boys’ bedroom, I didn’t want your typical nursery decorations. I chose brown and Tiffany blue as the room colors, with the “theme” being puppies. The room is rather large, so we needed something to fill almost an entire wall. Again, Pinterest was my friend. There were some great ideas, including an alphabet wall. I was sold!
Instead of playing a game at our shower, each of the guests was encouraged to decorate a letter. We chose all sorts of letters, including some that were tin or metal. For each letter, a few sheets of scrapbooking paper were chosen, so that the letters would coordinate without being identical. Abbey had a ball!
After each person finished, Mom and Sam put the finishing touches on each letter. This included using coordinating paint to finish the edges of the letters.
Once each letter was complete, we wrote each person’s name on the back so we would know who decorated it. It was such a wonderful way to celebrate the boys’ arrival!
What you need:
- Letters to decorate. Can be wood or Paper Mache
- Coordinating paper for each letter
- Mod Podge
- Coordinating paint for edges of each letter
- Command photo hangers
How to Assemble:
- Decide which papers you’d like on each letter. Affix the paper using Mod Podge. No need to use any other sort of adhesive.
- Trim the paper after it is attached to the letter. This is much easier than trying to cut the paper and then attaching. Use an Exacto knife to get a close cut.
- Let the Mod Podge dry completely, preferably overnight.
- Trim up any excess paper.
- Paint the edges of the letters in coordinating paint colors. Let dry completely.
- Affix the Command photo hangers to the back of each letter. Decide where you’d like to hang them and press to the wall. Remove the letters and leave the hangers on the wall so they have time to adhere well.
- Reattach the letters to the wall and enjoy!