7/22/10

Wooden Letters

A couple of months ago, we did THIS

for a super Saturday craft project day.
We ordered all of our wooden letters through
located in Utah. They have about
5 different fonts to choose from!
All of the letters come unfinished.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
wooden letters
scrapbook paper
spray paint
mod podge
sandpaper
distress ink
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So, to start the project, spray paint all of your letters on the edges and the backs. Turn the letters upside down and trace around the wood letter on the BACK of your scrapbook paper. This just helps so you don't have pencil lines on the fronts. Cut your paper letters out and mod podge them to your wooden letter.


You don't even have to be very careful when cutting the letters out, because you can really just sand off the extra hangover pieces. Use sandpaper to distress around the edges.
The "a" is adorable because the middle comes out!
The "i" comes on a metal post that makes the dot-swirl stand up.


Use your sandpaper and distress ink to make the letters look the way you love them.
I added a little more mod podge
at the end, just to finish it off!
You can never have TOO much mod podge!
I have purchased other letters to make last names for friends from The Wood Connection. Their customer service is great and their shipping is fast! The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can spell!

37 comments:

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love your blog! Those letters are So pretty! Great job! I love reading Nienie too :)
I am your newest follower and would love to know you better. Come say hi and follow me too.
Frenchy

Shay said...

Seriously the cutest thing ever! Thanks for the info....I am ordering now! Also, I happen to know not only is your blog so wonderful, your home is Adorable and you are so talented!

Design It Chic said...

Looooooove the wooden letters!! Now I am your newest follower! It would be nice if you could share back the love on my blog! Also we have a brand new blog-hop... no rules just fun and would love you to join in:) Oh and if you need any blog help or easy HTML tips, you know where to come!Happy Friday!

Bird said...

Great tute!! :)

Love letters and numbers...yours are stunning!

Love,
Bird

Ron Cooper said...

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Ron

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Linda said...

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brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

thanks for visiting!!

i LOOOOVE these letters!!!

Christine said...

These are right up my alley...terrific job! I'm following you from FFF...

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

The letters are really cute! I am going to have to try modge podge someday!
Thanks for stopping by my blog & for following! :)

smashbravo said...

Love it all, what amazing creativity you have, I can barely shlep to the store to buy stuff like this.
Loved you laundry sorting ideas ! wow :)
Thanks for following us, following you back, have a wonderful weekend.

ShadowCase said...

Love your blog! Thanks for saying hi and introducing me to your creativity. I've got to order some of these letters for my kid's playroom. Can't wait to see what else you come up with over here!

KBraden said...

Following you back! Thanks for the follow!

Hootiebee said...

Newest Follower from Social Parade. I hope you can stop in and see me at www.hootiebee.blogspot.com

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow those turned out so cute! I love the different papers you chose.

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

That is really very cool! I wish I was crafty! Heck, I bet you could sell something like that really easy (forgive me if you already do, I see you have an etsy store, but I haven't gotten that far yet!)

KdBuggie Boutique said...

SO CUTE!! I LOVE these! Great job! I might have to try it out one of these days... I am a new follower. Thanks for stopping by my site so I could find yours! :)
Katy
www.kdbuggie.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

Hi,

I'm your newest follower from Chickadee Friday :)

That is so cute, I want to try that!

-Victoria
http://www.adventuresinmommyhood.net/2010/07/friday-blog-hops.html

Lolo said...

Newest follower from chickadee! Your letters are adorable! If you can, check out our friday follow at
http://crazyaboutmybaybah.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you back now. These letters are entirely too cute!

I am Harriet said...

Stopping by from Friday-Follow to thank you for participating.
Have a great weekend!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/07/can-you-tap-a-500-word-text-in-6-seconds/

Jacqueline said...

Love your header and your letters. What a fun idea. I can't wait to try these fun and easy projects that my girls can do with me.

dustinnikki said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from Boost My Blog Friday!

DustinNikki Mommy of Three
http://dustinnikki.blogspot.com/

Erin Wallace said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Follows! Cool blog! I hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

xo Erin
droppedstitches72.blogspot.com

Powdered Toast Man said...

I randomly picked your blog from the Friday Follow. Looks like you are almost at 100 followers just like me.

Cool blog.

KBraden said...

Following you back! Thanks for the follow.

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

These are super cute letters! I wish I lived closer to that wood store...

Ashley

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

That is so SO cute!! Fabulous project! Thanks so much for stopping by. Your blog looks like loads of fun!

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by!
Love your blog! Im following back!
Those letters are super cute!

Janae -- Thoughts in Vinyl said...

I just found your site today and I am loving it. I just became your 100th follower. Love all the fun ideas! Feel free to visit my site www.thoughtsinvinyl.blogspot.com

Shining 2 Save said...

Love your blog! I am your newest follower from Friday Follow!

Hope you have a great week.

Kari @ http://shining2save.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

Wow! I love this! You make it look so easy! Thanks for stopping by a dash of parsley!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

LOVE your letters! That font is amazingly cute! :) I'm so glad you stopped by .... so I could find your blog - it's so cute!

tsue1136 said...

Love the "family"!

Stopping by from Friday Follow and am now following you on GFC.

Terri
http://tsue-thatswhatshesaid.blogspot.com

Megan said...

That whimsical font is perfect!

BowWowPet said...

Those are so neat
I'm your newest follower:)
www.bowwowpet.blogspot.com

Young and Crafty said...

Soooo caaauuuttee!!


Hannah
http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Lyndsey Hollingsworth said...

Can I still purchase this font?