Looking to personalize your kid’s room? I’ll show you how to decorate wooden letters with paper for a fun pop of color!
Adding a kid’s name to the wall in their room is a perfect way to personalize the room but over at my mom’s house the grandkid’s room gets used by all 4 kids, so I decide to use wooden initials instead and decorate one for each kid using fun patterned scrapbook paper.
I love how the different patterns and colors turned out and this cost less than 20 bucks!
This was a really easy project. It took me way less than one nap time (which is how I currently gauge projects.)
Supplies For Mod Podge Paper To Wood:
- Wooden letters – I found these thin 12 inch wooden letters at Michael’s and I’ve seen them at Hobby Lobby as well. Most craft stores carry wooden letters in different sizes and thicknesses.
- Scrapbook paper in prints and/or colors that you want to use in your space
- Craft paint to go with your papers
- Mod podge – Mod podge is a type of glue that dries clear that creates a coating.
How To Decorate Wooden Letters With Scrapbook Paper
Paint Your Wooden Initial Letters
Decide which letter will have which patterned paper and paint each letter in a coordinating color making sure to get the sides really well. (The sides won’t be covered by the paper and will show.)
Cut Out Your Scrapbook Paper For Each Wooden Initial
Trace each letter (face down) onto the back side of the coordinating paper.
My letters were bigger than the paper, so I traced the extra portion separately. Depending on the pattern of your paper, you may want to try to get the pattern to match up.
Cut out the letter carefully just inside of the line I drew.
How To Use Mod Podge On Wood To Attach Your Paper
Spread a thin coat of mod podge on the wooden letter with a paint brush or sponge brush and lay your cut out letter on carefully starting at one end.
Smooth the paper down as you go with your brush so that there are no air bubbles.
Then spread another very thin layer of mod podge over the top of the paper. Be careful not to mess with it too much because the paper is wet and will start to ball up.
Let them dry over night.
Hanging Your Mod Podge Wooden Letters
We used small picture hooks on the back of each letter to hang them.
And that is it! These pull all of the colors used in the room together and give the room a personal touch.