Make these colorful and unique READ letters for a kids’ bedroom, book nook, library, or anywhere else that people will hang out and read!
Skills Required: None. You’re going to be painting and wrapping twine and using Mod Podge, and it’s fine if you’ve never crafted anything before.
I’m helping give my son’s school library a new look. It’s been a lot of fun and one of the first projects I just finished are these READ letters. I plan on putting them above a shelf in the library.
I saw a similar look on Pinterest and I really wanted to give it a try myself. I’m so excited I did, because I LOVE how they turned out and these colors are my favorite!
I have a reading nook in my house for the boys, and I really think I’m going to do this to our letters too! They would be the perfect back to school craft for starting a new year with some new fun decor.
Here’s how these were made.
For this craft you’re going to need:
Gather These Supplies
- Cardboard or Wood Letters
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Paint Brush
We got these letters at Wal-Mart for a really great price! I was super excited to give them a makeover for the school’s library.
Let’s get crafting!
Step 1 – Paint Letters
I picked out some really fun colors for our letters. Only .50 cents a bottle at Wal-Mart, great deal there. I needed to add a total of 3 coats on these letters (front and back). Letting each coat dry 5 minutes.
They are so bright and pretty!
Step 2 – Pick Your Rope
Next I decided on my rope.
I was debating on using this rope or twine. But I decided I liked the look of the rope best. I use it ALL the time! But twine is a great option as well.
Step 3 – Add the Rope
Now let’s add our rope!
I used a push pin to start, then painted on some Mod Podge to help keep my rope in place. I made sure to pull the rope tight around the letters. The Mod Podge worked great to hold the rope in place.
See how great these look!! I can’t wait to start decorating the library and add these. They’re going to look perfect.
These READ letters would be a great addition to any book nook or reading space and really brighten up the space.
Now I want to give my reading nook a whole new look! Hey, maybe I can incorporate more Mod Podge and write a post about it!
I’d also love for you to check out some of my other craft ideas! Here are some fun projects also on the blog: