Plain letters in all sizes are so easy to find and so inexpensive that I have quite a few in my crafting stash. Sometimes I like to spell out words and other times I just like to do initials or symbols like an ampersand (&). The only thing is… I think those big chipboard/wood/paper mache letters look a whole lot better if you dress them up (even if you just spray paint them). Today I’m sharing with you a few fun ways to embellish those craft letters including a couple that I’ve already done!
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Decorative letters are so easy to craft with and fit into any style of decor!
16 Fun DIY Craft Letter Decoration Ideas
- Grab them on sale. Grab the letters when they are discounted and save them for when you have the perfect project for them.
- Decorate a party with them. The letters could be used to decorate for a party! I love the idea of using them for a baby shower, graduation party, or birthday bash!
- Reuse old letters. Most of these techniques could be covered up if you change your decor or color scheme. So don’t throw away old letters, keep them and recover them.
1. Pom Pom Letters
I covered a letter with pom poms for my craft area here. It was super simple, reasonably cheap, and fun to make. Check out my post about re-doing my craft room to see how it is coming along.
2. Corkboard Letters
Cover a letter with corkboard via Tattooed Martha. She has all the steps and it seems pretty simple to make!
3. Fabric Letters
Fabric covered letter by One Good Thing by Jilliee. I like this idea because you can pick patterned fabrics to spruce up your space!
4. Faux Brushed Nickel Letters
These faux brushed nickel letters would fit right into any modern decor via Make and Takes.
5. Washi Tape Letters
These letters are covered in washi tape via Polka Dot Chair. I love how these letters turned out and can’t wait to try some myself.
6. Wallpaper Letters
The tutorial for these anaglypta (a type of wallpaper) covered craft letters can be found at Mod Podge Rocks. These turned out awesome and I love the texture too!
7. Scrapbook Paper Letters
Cover them with scrapbook paper like these from Jenni Bowlin Studio Inspiration. This is a great way to cover the letters in an affordable way, especially if you are covering a lot like the picture.
8. Yarn Dipped Letters
You can wrap the whole letter in yarn or give them a dip-dyed effect by wrapping just the bottoms like these by Hello Lidy. I think this could even be a project that the kids could help with!
9. Seashell Letters
Cover them with seashells for a beachy look like these from Debi’s Design Diary (she has a video tutorial). These look great but will only work for a particular theme. I can’t wait to see how you use them!
10. Faux Barnwood Letters
These are faux barnwood covered letters that I made – tutorial here for diy faux barnwood covered craft letters.
11. Burlap and Scrapbook Paper
I like how Girl in the Garage created this burlap board for her scrapbook paper letters. A fun way to display the letters to match a holiday or theme.
12. Glitter Letters
Create Craft Love uses modge podge and glitter to create some sparkly Valentine’s letters.
13. Faux Metal
Check out how to make these faux metal letters! Lovely, Etc. did such an awesome job at making this cardboard letter look like metal!
14. Garland Letters
How cute are these garland letters? Perfect for the holidays and fast to make! Check out the post from Craft bits.
15. Marquee Letters
I love these marquee letters! These would look great in a girl’s room or craft space to bring so much fun and light to a room! A Pumpkin & A Princess has all the steps to make these letters.
16. Mermaid Letters
Sugar, Spice, and Glitter made these cute mermaid-themed letters! I can see a lot of little girls loving these letters in their rooms! They are simple to make and don’t take a lot of supplies.
I could go on and on! You can use moss, buttons, corks, sequins, glitter, mosaic, beads, photos, or just simply paint them. They are so versatile!