Weekly Craft Day – Wooden letters/sayings DIY

I love these wooden letters as decoration around the house. They are so cute and you can personalize your house so much with different sayings! Look at this cute “Joy” saying that I found on etsy
Price: $24.00
But there is NO way that I would spend $24 for 3 wooden letters. I have found that this is a very simple project and so inexpensive! I buy my wooden letters at The Wood Connection in SLC. You can get the letters for just $1.98 a piece. So a 3 letter word would cost you $5.94 instead of $24+shipping!
This week, my friend Larissa and I got together to make a baby shower gift! We did the baby’s name in cute boy colors.
You will need:
Paper Towels or Newspaper to line your table/counter
Wooden Letters
Paint brushes
Sand Paper (optional)
Modge Podge
1- Decide what color you want to paint each letter, and then what paper you want matched up to each letter. You can do every letter one color, or switch it up.
2- flip the paper over to the back side. Also, flip over the letter. Trace the letter onto the paper. Make sure to trace the letter before painting it. Otherwise you will get pain everywhere on the paper!
3- Cut out the letter shape.
4- Paint the letter the chosen paint color. Paint all little areas. Even inside the “e” and the back of the letter. YES, you will most likely end up with paint all over you!
Then let it sit until dry. The next step requires laying it down, so you’ll want the back to not stick to your liner. It should only take about 5 minutes.
5- Lay the letter on it’s back, and put a generous amount of Modge Podge on the front of the letter.
6- Place the cut out paper on top of the letter and smooth out all of the bubbles. Push and squish all the air out of it. Start in little sections and work your way around the letter.
7- Modge Podge Over the top.
8- Set the letter upright and let it dry.
It really is that simple!!!
A few side notes:
If after a minute or so your paper is bubbly and doesn’t look the greatest, you can take it off and start again! Just don’t let it dry completely.
Also, you can stain the letters instead of paint if you want. We stained one of the letters and I love how it looks even just plain without paper!
Have you ever done these Wooden Letters/Sayings before? I love it! I will be doing this so much more in the near future! Can you say Christmas?!
~Get your thrift on!
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  1. Way cute. I can’t wait to make some of these!

  2. Wow it’s a big difference in amount of money for some modge podge-ing! thanks for the tute!

  3. Love this, would be great in a baby’s room!

  4. I’m doing this today for Dax’s room. :0)

  5. Thanks! I didn’t know where I could get those cute wooden blocks for cheap!

  6. Adorable! I love the array of patterns used.

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