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DIY READ Letters for a Book Nook

Make these colorful and unique READ letters for a kids’ bedroom, book nook, library, or anywhere else that people will hang out and read!

Make these colorful and unique READ letters for a kids' bedroom, book nook, library, or anywhere else that people will hang out and read!

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!

Read Letters

For this craft you’re going to need:

Gather These Supplies

  • Cardboard Letters
  • Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Rope
  • Paint Brush

Getting Started

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!

DIY READ Letters for a Book Nook

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!

DIY READ Letters for a Book Nook

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.

DIY READ Letters for a Book Nook

Step 3 – Add Your 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.

DIY READ Letters for a Book Nook

Finishing Touches

See how great these look!! I can’t wait to start decorating the library and add these. They’re going to look perfect.

Make these colorful and unique READ letters for a kids' bedroom, book nook, library, or anywhere else that people will hang out and read!
Make these colorful and unique READ letters for a kids' bedroom, book nook, library, or anywhere else that people will hang out and read!
Make these colorful and unique READ letters for a kids' bedroom, book nook, library, or anywhere else that people will hang out and read!
Make these colorful and unique READ letters for a kids' bedroom, book nook, library, or anywhere else that people will hang out and read!

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!


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