How to create Wall Letters – Free Tutorial by OMG

I’ve done so many of these for my kids and for friends that I thought I would share a “how to” for those to create their own. It’s super easy and takes a total of approximately 3 hours to complete everything depending on how many you do. If you like the style and would like me to create them for you, send me an email. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and if you have any questions, let me know!

Start with a blank canvas. I like to use wooden frames. It’s important to test all the letters in the name in the frame you like to make sure each letter will fit.
You will want to take the inside out before painting to make sure you get the inside edges. Any paint will work, but keep in mind craft paint will take many coats to get a consistent finish. This is the part that takes the longest although you can move on to the next steps while your coats are drying.
Paint or select designed paper for the inside {background} of your wall letter. To apply paper as shown in this tutorial, you will need a paper cutter, sponge brush and Mod Podge. I prefer the Gloss finish.
Cut your paper to fit the inside piece of your frame. It will need to be exact so you can apply the paper to the entire surface. The frame used here is an 8×10 with a 5×7 insert.
After cutting, it’s time to apply the Mod Podge.
First apply a nice thick even coat to the insert.
Then to the back of the paper.
Carefully apply paper to insert.
Smooth out any bubbles.
Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the paper after it has been applied to the insert. Allow these to sit out and dry for at least an hour. In the meantime move on to the next steps.
Paint your letters! Any craft paint will do, but remember that several coats may need to be applied.
Once your frames have dried you are able to do the fun stuff!
For these letters, I used a strip of ribbon on each frame. I precut these to wrap around the edges of the bottom so I could secure on the back. Hot glue under the ribbon will show on the front.Place the ribbon where you want it.
Carefully flip the frame over and apply the hot glue.
Secure one side and pull the other super tight before gluing it down.
Flip the frame back over to accessorize with a flower.
Put a dab of glue on the flower in the center.
Hold down for a few seconds until secure.
We are ready to add the inserts once they are dry!
Pretty.
Carefully add insert to the frame.
Secure.
Now we are ready to center the letters!
Apply hot glue to the back of the letter.
Make sure you know where it’s going and that it will be centered before gluing. Otherwise, removing it could tear the paper.
All done! Awaiting to be hanged.
These frames had pre-drilled holes in the back, but you can easily glue ribbon to the top corners of the back of the frame to hang from. Even better, tie a bow on the top of the hanging ribbon for an additional decorative look.

Links to other examples of wall letters:

http://ohmygluestick.blogspot.com/2009/04/thomass-frog-wall-letters.html
http://ohmygluestick.blogspot.com/2009/02/baby-jacks-wall-letters.html
http://ohmygluestick.blogspot.com/2009/04/thomass-refurbished-wall-letters-monkey.html

Comments

  1. 1

    OMG …These are really beautiful look really stunning!Great for Nursery’s or @kids rooms.Thanks for tutorial
    hugs jude:)

  2. 2

    Thanks, Jude! I made them for my bff’s daughter’s nursery. She is so excited about them!

  3. 3

    These are super cute. I am totally going to have try these. Thanks!

  4. 4

    Thank you, Kari!

    I’d love to see pictures!

  5. 5

    Cute!!!

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