Love Letter M Tutorial by Elyse Major via

M is for …

If you like letters-as-décor then this project is for U

By Elyse Major

Single letters and numerals made of unfinished wood or paper mache are available at craft stores. Try your hand at decorating one and you may soon find yourself moving onto full monograms and mottos. Use to spell-out MRS and/or MR as gifts to brides and grooms or decorate as table numbers to add charm to your celebration as easy as 1-2-3.

Love Letter Tutorial Supplies by Elyse Major via

What you’ll need

Unfinished letter or number

Decoupage medium

Foam brush


Scraps of fabric

Love Letter Tutorial by Elyse Major Fabric Strips via

Gather scraps of fabric and cut or snip-and-tear into strips; next trim again into smaller sizes.

Love Letter Tutorial by Elyse Major Adding Fabric to Sides via

Piece by piece begin to cover the letter on all visible sides by brushing light strokes of decoupage medium to it and affixing and gently smoothing the scraps in place.

Love Letter Tutorial by Elyse Major via

Continue until the letter is covered.

Secure any loose pieces or corners with a little touch of glue.

Love Letter Tutorial Finished by Elyse Major via

If your letter is not furnished with grooves or hooks for hanging, suspend with a narrow strip of fabric, ribbon or twine tacked to the reverse.

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By Kimberly Jones


1 Comment so far

  1. elyse on July 1, 2014 8:25 am

    happy july!

    thank you so much for sharing this easy and fun project filled with variation possibilities!

    happy tinkering


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