Sunday, October 9, 2011

Decoupage BOO Letters

Since we LOVE Mod Podge, and we LOVE Halloween, it only made sense to combine the two! Decoupage letters are an easy and inexpensive DIY decoration.

What You Need:

  • Paper Mache Letters (purchased at Joann for about $3-4 each, depending on size)
  • Acrylic Paint or Spray Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Halloween-themed Scrapbook Paper (we used cardstock)
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • Pencil, Scissors, Foam Brush

How to Make It:

  • Use acrylic paint or spray paint to completely cover paper mache letters (we used black). Set aside to dry.

  • Place letters on back side of paper and trace the outline, making sure it will be oriented correctly when flipped over. Cut each letter out and set aside.
  • Using a foam brush, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top side of letter and align scrapbook paper letter on top and press down to adhere.
  • If the paper is slightly larger than the actual letter, use fine grit sandpaper to remove excess from edges. Touch up paint on edges as needed after sanding.You can also rub black ink around the edges to cover any areas (assuming you used black paint).
  • Apply several coats of Mod Podge over entire letter to seal, allowing it to dry completely in between coats (note: Mod Podge goes on white, but dries clear).
  • These letters are very lightweight and can be hung on the wall using removable damage-free adhesive.


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