Use Mod Podge and cool Christmas scrapbook papers to decorate NOEL letters! Use wood letters from the craft store – this is SO easy and cute.
So we apartment dwellers must find other ways of decorating . . . and I like wood letters. For my holiday Apartments.com challenge, I decided to tackle making some apartment friendly holiday wall decor.
I personally think wood letters are the bomb and perfect if you need some quick decor on a budget – paper mache letters are also good.
You can fill up a wall in no time and make your apartment feel so cozy. Here’s how I did it!
DIY Noel Letters
Gather These Supplies
- Wood letters spelling the holiday saying of your choice
- Mod Podge Matte
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Acrylic paint
- Holiday scrapbook paper and embellishments – I used the Peppermint collection from Crate Paper
- Other embellishments – ribbon, buttons, baker’s twine
- Craft glue
Once you have figured out which papers to use, flip the papers over and put the letters face down on the back of the paper. Trace and then cut out the paper – trim to fit.
Time for the Podgin’! Put a medium coat of the Mod Podge down on the letter. Lay the paper down and smooth with your fingers (a brayer helps with the smoothing, too). Let dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
You can also (at this time) layer additional scrapbook papers or embellishments on top – for instance, I added some paper embellishments to the “L.”
When the decoupaging is dry, add embellishments like baker’s twine, buttons and stickers. I used craft glue to adhere the buttons. So fun!
On some of the embellishments you can add Dimensional Magic just for a little added texture and shine. It looks so good. Let all that dry and hang the letters to the wall with something you can remove (like Command Strips).
This Noel letters project didn’t take me long at all – I worked on other things during drying, and it was less than a few hours total. AND I didn’t break the bank! Happy Holidays to me . . . and you too.
I am looking forward to my next Apartments.com challenge!
Until then, visit the Renter Resources page on their site. You can get information on apartment friendly DIY projects, decorating, entertaining, living on a budget, food & recipes and much more!
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