Mod Podge Wooden Letters

Hi there! I first want to welcome all of my new followers! I’m thrilled to have you and would love to hear your comments and questions along the way.

Just a quick post today to show you these mod podge wooden letters that I did for the Grandkid’s room I’ve been working on. Adding a kid’s name to the wall is a perfect way to personalize a room, but over at my parent’s house I’m designing a room for all of the grandkids so getting 4 names up on the wall would be too much. So my mom and I decided to do each kid’s initial. I love how the different patterns and colors turned out and this cost less than 20 bucks!

mod podge wooden letters

This was a really easy project. It took me way less than one nap time (which is how I currently gauge projects.)

Supplies: Letters, scrapbook paper in prints and/or colors that you want to use in your space,  some craft paint, mod podge.

mod podge wooden letters

We picked up these wooden letters at our local craft store and painted them a solid color to go with the paper we are going to use on each.

mod podge wooden letters

  • 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.
  • 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 so that there are no air bubbles.
  • Then spread another very thin layer of mod podge over the top. 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.

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.

mod podge wooden letters

This is the last project in this room!

Painting Stripes was the first project that we did… can’t wait to show you the whole room next week!

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See the Grandkid Room Reveal here!

Grandkid room reveal: Kid's room with turquoise and green that they won't grow out off too soon.

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

17 thoughts on “Mod Podge Wooden Letters

  1. Jenn says:

    I did this and all letters came out wrinkly 🙁

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Hi sorry to hear you are having trouble, Jennifer. I’m not sure I know what you mean when you say your letters are wrinkly. Can you email me with a picture of the letters at [email protected] and I can help you figure it out. Talk to you soon.

  2. Thanks for sharing amazing information. Really very helpfull!!!

  3. This seems looks fantastic and great!. I would love to add Mod Podge wooden letters stuff collection to my home …thank you for this beautiful ideas.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Do you have any examples of frayed or burned edges on your letter projects?

    1. Hi Cheryl.
      Sorry, but I don’t have examples of that.

  5. Caroline says:

    Where did you find the letters? I like them better than the ones at my local Hobby Lobby so I thought I’d ask!

    1. Hi Caroline. These letters are from Michael’s. They still have them for sure.

    1. Hi Denise. Sorry to hear you are having trouble. I’m not sure I know what you mean when you say your paper overlaps. Can you email me directly at [email protected] and I can help you figure it out. If you can send a picture that would be awesome. Talk to you soon.

  6. These are adorable, Corey! I love projects like this that don’t cost much but make a HUGE impact! Thanks so much for sharing this with my Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop readers 🙂

  7. What a great project! I’ve been looking for something to add to my kids’ rooms and I think I will try this.

    1. It was really easy! I’d love to see your finished project so keep me posted! Have a great evening, Corey

  8. These are adorable! I have some wooden letters that I bought a few years ago. I’ve wanted to do something like this, but was overwhelmed with where to start. Thanks for sharing; I’m pinning!

  9. These letters are really cute! Happy to discover your blog today 🙂

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