Monday, February 20, 2012

Nursery Wall Letters

For both my kids and my cousin's daughter, I handpainted letters for their nurseries. With baby cousin #2 due to arrive in a few weeks (you'll never guess what her name is going to be!), I decoupaged them and WOW! did they turn out great and they took about a tenth of the time of handpainting them!

What You Need:
  • White Wooden Letters (available at craft store)
  • Patterned Cardstock
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors, Pencil
  • Foam Brush
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper

How To Make Them:
  • Place letter backwards on back side of paper and trace outline.
  • Cut letter shape out of paper.
  • Apply thin coat of Mod Podge to wooden letter and align paper letter on top, smoothing down. Let dry.
  • If there is excess paper around edges of letter, either trim with scissors or smooth edges down with a fine grit sandpaper.
  • Apply at least two thin coats of Mod Podge, allowing each one to dry completely before applying the next.
  • Note: if you don't want white edges, paint them with acrylic paint before applying Mod Podge. I ended up painting a coat of white paint to brighten up the edges.
Places I'm Partying:

My entry to  the appliances online  crafty creations competition. You can enter too at Lil’luna!


  1. These are so cute! I'd love for you to stop over and share at Mix it up Monday:

    I hope to see you soon :)

    1. Thank you so much for sharing :) I hope you'll stop back often to share your creative ideas!

  2. looks great I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore and Made Link party


  3. This looks great!!! Thanks for sharing how you made them. I'm pinning this...

  4. This is great versus trying to give painting it a try! I made my daughters first initial only when they were babies. Now that they are 6 & 8 - it needs an update and this will be an easy way to do it. Thanks for sharing!


  5. these are great thanks for sharing i founf your blog via Crafty Soiree link party

  6. What a wonderful idea. I'll have to try this out in my daughters' rooms.

  7. I LOVE these! Possibilities for color and style are endless!!

  8. Absolutely adorable! I did something similar, and made a hairbow holder, now I wish I would have made her whole name! I am hosting my 2nd link party, and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  9. Love these!!! I have a linky party on Tuesdays :) I am visiting your blog for the first time :)

  10. Featuring YOU tonight over on my blog. You were one of the top view links at last week's party. :) Thank you so much for linking up!

    Ginger @

  11. Awesome you were featured on Gingersnap Crafts. I love her blog. And, your letters are wonderful and so deserve to be featured!

  12. cute! Come party at my place! I would love for you to stop by my Creative Inspirations linky party to link up - the party is happening NOW! I hope to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change