Decorative Wall Letters


This makes a great fun fall project. Use your last name initial for a door hanging or a prominent wall in your home.



Supplies
  • 1 yard burlap ribbon two to three inches in width
  • 1 yard of burgundy sheer ribbon
  • 1 yard of thin black chevron burlap ribbon
  • modpodge
  • sanding paper or sponge in fine and medium gritt
  • large letter. This one came from my fav, Hobby Lobby, of course!
  • black acrylic paint
  • half stem large decorative flower
  • 2 pages of scrapbook paper. I picked a swirly burgundy design.


Remove the attached screws from the back of the letter. Put them aside for later use. Paint your letter. Use two coats of paint on the back and one on the front. Let dry.




Trace your letter on the scrapbook paper. You may have to do some arranging to line things up. If they don't, it's okay. This isn't the project that needs to be perfect!


Cut out your letter. I like to cut about 1/8 inch around the inside line. The less perfect it is, the better!


Mod Podge the paper to the letter. Do this by lightly placing a thin coat on the backside of the paper.


When the letter is dry, sand the edges to give the letter a distressed look. When your letter looks the way you want it, cover with 2 light layers of mod podge on the front and 1 on the back.



Take your burlap ribbon and tie it in a bow.



Wrap your flower stem around the bow.




Thread your other ribbons through and tie a knot. Hot glue the flower bow to the letter.



On the back of the letter reattach the screws while also using a sturdy strong ribbon for hanging. Make sure it's extra secure by reinforcing the screw and ribbon with a glob of hot glue.



The finished product!








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