Decorative Letters

 

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I’ve had two ‘R’s made out of paper in my cupboard for while now. Since January 2015 to be exact, when we moved to Chester! They were a ‘new home’ gift for Rhys and I from my art teacher friend Lisa. I’ve been holding onto them for a while because I don’t think my felt tip pen skills would do them justice, they’d definitely end up looking like a present from a child at school! I wanted to make sure that however I decorated them they would at least look lovely on display at home. Since recently sorting out all of my craft boxes, (I can be a bit of a hoarder) I’ve accumulated a large bag of material scraps. This is what I chose for to cover my letters with. If you fancy making your own you can use anything really! Glitter, buttons, magazine cut outs or even felt tip pens if you’re a bit more confident with them than me! I’m pretty sure I remember Lisa telling me she got these letters from http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/ but I’m sure you can pick them up in many other craft store too!

What you’ll need:

  • paper/wooden letter
  • scraps of material of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun or fabric glue

 

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I used a glue gun for this project. Mainly because it’s a stronger and quicker drying glue for the thickness of my material. If you’re sticking paper then PVA will be good enough

 

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Pick your material / decorations. Cut them into manageable sizes to fit onto your letter

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Step 3

Layer up the materials, wrapping them around and sticking them on your letters until there are no more gaps left. That’s it!

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