Decoupage Letters

In my post last week, I showed you some of my inspirations for the boys’ playroom. Well, the crafting has begun! On one wall, I wanted to add letters that spelled out “BOYS TOYS”. This isn’t the first time we’ve done decoupage to letters, so I had the Mod Podge, paint and paintbrushes on hand.

It’s a super easy way to decorate, and relatively inexpensive!

What you need:

  • Wooden or paper Mache letters
  • Paper(or comic books) to cover
  • Paint
  • Mod Podge (or your favorite brand)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Sharp fine knife
  • Sand paper

How to assemble:

  1. Make sure your letters are smooth. If there are little bits of wood sticking up, sand them off.
  2. Paint the edges of the letters. I chose a coordinating color to the paper.
  3. Once dry, determine how you want to place the paper on the letter. In our case, we used 12×12 scrapbook paper, and our letters were 13″. So that meant we had to fiddle with the paper to get it to look good. On some, we cut the character out and laid him on top of other parts. In others, we pieced the paper together. Mod Podge the paper onto the letter and let dry completely.
  4. Once you are absolutely sure the bottom layer is dry, trim any excess paper from the letter using a very sharp knife. Do this by flipping the letter over onto its face and tracing around the letter with the knife.
  5. When you’re happy with the letter, put a layer of Mod Podge over the paper to seal it completely. Let dry completely.
  6. Touch up the paint in any areas that may need it.

That’s it. It took us about 2 hours total to do 7 letters. I can think of a million different uses for this technique!

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