How to Decoupage Wooden Letters
These DIY decoupaged wooden letters show off your favorite patterned paper or coloring page. Create multiple letters to spell a word or showcase a bold monogram. We'll show you how to create these handmade letters, including fun tips for displaying and gifting your finished craft.
Create a colorful DIY monogram with a few simple crafting supplies. Once your wooden letter is done, hangit on the wall or display it on a shelf. Create multiple letters to spell a word or name. Try using finished letters as creative place settings or as a fun party favor.
What You'll Need:
- Plain wooden crafts letters
- Acrylic paint
- Colored or patterned paper
- Decoupage medium
Step 1: Paint the Edges
Paint the edges of your letter with acrylic paint. Be sure to use a thick coat to cover the wood grain. Choose a paint color that matches the color scheme of your paper. Let paint dry completely.
Step 2: Trace Your Letter
To ensure your paper matches the letter exactly, trace lightly with a pencil. You want the paper to be no larger than the letter itself so you just cover the front. Cut out the traced letter.
Step 3: Decoupage First
To ensure the paper sticks, coat the top of the letter with a generous amount of decoupage medium, keeping the thickness consistent to avoid bumps and creases. Place your paper on the decoupage and smooth out any bubbles. Let dry completely.