This is an easy one, folks! I love how the finished product looks like something that would take a lot of effort but its really pretty straight forward. Once you have the supplies, this is easy peasy!
Lets get started…
- Wooden Letters (I got my from JoAnn Fabrics)
- Glue stick and glue bottle or craft glue
- Scrapbook Paper for each letter
- Embellishments (I used ribbon, paper flowers and sticker rhinestones)
I chose a piece of scrapbook paper that I liked (also from JoAnn Fabrics) to use for each letter. I have also painted these letters in the past, and I can safely say using paper to cover them is SO much easier and it looks better in my opinion. I also raided the scrapbook aisle for embellishments and settled on some paper flowers, ribbon, and sticker rhinestones.
Step 1: Cut out paper for each letter
Lay out your paper in the order of the letters you want to use them on to create the pattern that you like. Trace the letters onto the back side of the first paper. I flipped my letters around so that I was tracing the exact same edge they would be glued too. I am sure the opposite edge is almost a perfect match but I did this just to be more precise.
Step 2: Glue Paper to each Letter
After cutting out the letter shape from the paper, use a glue stick to glue the paper to the letter. Repeat for all letters in name.
Step 3: Add Embellishments (optional)
Now its time to add some embellishments! Although, these are even cute just like this! If you are doing a boys room, I have seen some CUTE names with cars and sports stickers and shapes for embellishments. Maybe one day I will re-do my sons plane black painted letters. The list of projects constantly swirling around in my head is never-ending :)
I randomly chose where to put the flowers and ribbon and worked on all letters at the same time to make sure the end result looked balanced. I laid all the flowers and ribbon out before gluing. Once I liked the way it looked, I used craft glue (elmers would work, too) and glued those babies on!
I adhered these to the wall in my daughters room with that sticky gum like stuff and it worked like a charm! I put these letters up in other rooms by drilling holes in the back and using finish nails, and let me tell you – that was no picnic. These letters are still on the wall after 6 months and I figure if they fall, I can always use the nails later on.
Anyone decorate some personalized letters lately? Id love to hear about it!