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. 

Download our FREE coloring pages to create this letter. 

What You'll Need:

  • Plain wooden crafts letters
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • 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. 

Step 4: Seal Your Letter

Seal the paper-covered letter with a generous coat of decoupage. Keep your surface smooth and consistent. Let dry completely. 

You're ready to display your decoupage letter! Get our best ideas for decorating with monograms. 

Giving it as a gift? Wrap it in style! 


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