How to Decoupage Letters

What You Will Need:

  • Wooden Letters of Your Choice
  • Printed Cardstock
  • Decoupage Medium (Mod Podge)
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors/ Craft Knife
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments

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1. Lay letter on the back of the cardstock wrong side up.

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2. Trace the letter and cut out.

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3. Decoupage the paper letter onto the wooden letter making sure that there are no bubbles or corners sticking up.

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4. When the letter is securely in place paint a layer of decoupage on top. This will give your letters a nice shiny finish. Wait 15 minutes, paint a second coat. I did this again 2 more times for a total of 4 coats.

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5. After a few hours the letters will be dry enough to decorate. At this point depending on the thickness of the wood you may choose to add a picture hanger to the backs, a strip of adhesive magnet, etc. My husband drilled holes so that I could hang these by ribbon. If you do it this way use an embroidery needle to guide your ribbon through the tiny holes.

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Last step: Decorate and hang! I used buttons and sequins and more ribbon but you can use whatever you like.

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I had to explain to my daughter what X’s and O’s meant, but I think she was just happy to have more pink glittery things hanging on her wall.

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Angela DeRossett is military wife, homeschooling mother, and an advocate for autism research. Angela can be found blogging at Homeschooling the Chaotic Family and Memoirs of a Chaotic Mommy.

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  1. Very cute! And good tutorial. I hate ehow that give you one little picture (that you can’t make bigger) and tons of words for a tutorial. Your pictures with your instructions really help people understand how to do it.