How to Make Metal Letters

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You can make metal letters from sheets of copper for a dramatic set of house numbers or decorative home accessories. Copper sheets can be purchased from home improvement stores and can be cut into any form with a pair of wire cutters. The metal letters could be used in a back hall over a set of coat hooks that designate each member of the family. Or one large metal letter could be incorporated into a grouping of photographs that are hung over a sofa.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Card stock paper
  • Scissors
  • Copper sheet
  • Black crayon
  • Wire cutters
  • Old rag
  • Sandpaper
  • Select a font and font size on the computer's word processor for a metal letter template.

  • Print the letter on card stock in the printer and cut out the letter with the scissors.

  • Trace around the letter on the copper sheet with the black crayon.

  • Cut out the letter with the wire cutters.

  • Wipe off any remnants of the crayon with the old rag. Sand the edges of the letter with the sandpaper.

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References

  • "The Ultimate Crafts Compendium"; Joanna Lorenz; 1998
  • "Art Fun!"; Kim Solga; 1997
  • Photo Credit brushed metal texture background linear copper image by pcphotos from Fotolia.com
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