This is a step-by-step tutorial for DIY letter decor. Decorative letters are a great way to customize your home decor. Unfinished wood letters can be transformed into beautiful artistic pieces. Letter decor can be a great addition to any room: a nursery, children’s room or family room. There are endless ways to decorate your letters. You can make them soft and simple or colorful and ornate. You can even make it a fun family activity and let the kids decorate their own letters! You’ll love this homemade letter wall decor because it is so easy to customize to go with your current design style.
DIY Letter Decor For Walls
Letter Decor Craft Supplies:
- Wooden Letters with picture frame style holes for hanging (you can even use cardboard letters but the high quality, the better the final product is)
- Acrylic paint or spray paint
- Metallic Fine Point Markers
- Gold leaf or glitter
- Natural Peacock Feathers
- Glue gun
- Clear nail varnish or gloss medium
How To Make Homemade Letter Decor For Walls:
These step-by-step tutorials for decorative wall letters will help you transform plain letters into the perfect gift. Your custom wooden letter design will show just how thoughtful you are so chose their favorite colors or motifs. If you are looking for additional ideas besides the two I illustrate below, I suggest book pages, foreign language, or sheet music as additional ways to turn plain wood alphabet letters into art work.
1. Choose Letter Color And Create Base Coat
First, choose your color scheme. For my letters I mixed different acrylic paints to get the colors I wanted. After I mixed the colors, I painted the letters. I chose acrylic paint so the brush strokes would be visible. If you want smooth, solid color letters, I would suggest using spray paint instead. Allow letters to dry fully.
2. Select Letter Design (I chose DIY Peacock Decor)
Next, I drew a peacock design in pencil on the letter L and went over the design in gold and silver metallic markers. If you are looking for a design similar to this I would suggest looking up henna tattoo designs so you can pick one you would like to copy or use as inspiration for your DIY letter art.
3. Select Second Letter Design
For the second letter, I used multicolored gold leaf to decorate. First, I used clear nail varnish to stick the leaf to or you could use a gloss medium.
I then used a glue gun to add the peacock feathers to the letter with the leaf in order to tie both letters together.
4. Hang Wall Decor Letters
Finally, hang you letters on the wall and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY letter design project. Letter wall decorations are such a great way to personalize your space. DIY wall letters would even make a great wedding gift. How often do you make DIY projects? Have you ever tried DIY wall art projects? Will you make this DIY letter decor?
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You may also enjoy this DIY dream catcher if you enjoy making your own decor.