How to Decorate Wooden Letters

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Add a fresh look to any room with decorated wooden letters. From single letters to full words or even phrases, they can add real conversation pieces to your home or office. There are many ways to pep up your surroundings using wooden letters and a little paint, scrapbook paper or glitter.

Use Paint

You don't have to stick to one paint color on wooden letters; more color can give a better visual effect. Add blocks of color or stripes with paint. Apply paint to your project with stencils and a sponge in various designs such as floral and geometric shapes. You can even create a rustic look by painting, sanding and glazing the letters.

Use Decoupage

Decoupage gives depth to your artwork. There are many methods available. Try a collection of items for an eclectic design. You can decoupage with scrapbook paper, tissue paper, fabric and even photographs.

Use Glitter, Rhinestones and Beads

Add sparkle and texture to your letters with glitter. Painting the background on your letter helps the glitter stand out more. Craft glue will help rhinestones and beads stick to the letters. Applying different color combinations of rhinestones and beads will really help your letters stand out.

Use a Combination of Methods

Add more flair with a combination of techniques. Paint the letter, and apply glitter in place of paint on stenciled shapes. Decoupage with scrapbook paper and add a border of rhinestones. Test different methods on scrap paper to find what effect you like best. If you are making phrases out of your letters, design each letter differently while using a common theme of color or embellishments.

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