Wooden Spring Letters. Decorate your home with this easy and inexpensive project for spring. You can decorate the letters in a variety of ways with paint, washi tape, glitter, or cardstock.
With our floor renovation project, a yard sale, and preparing to go to a blog conference, this year our decorations for spring have been kind of sparse. I made some cute embroidered felt carrots and decorated with my new Easter countdown board and treat jar from Personal Creations for spring. And, you may have actually seen a sneak peek of the spring letters I am sharing today in that post.
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I purchased these raw wooden spring letters from Pick Your Plum. I didn’t get around to doing anything with them in time for spring decorating last year, so I put them away until this year.
Note: The letters I purchased are no longer available but you can get cute ones at The Wood Connection.
How to Decorate Wooden Letters for spring
These are so easy to decorate and there is really no wrong way to do it. You can paint them, add glitter, cardstock, or washi tape. The possibilities are endless.
Helpful Tip: Cut just inside the traced edge. This will save you some time from having to sand off the extra paper in a later step.
Now, paint the edges of the wooden letters with Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Metallic Paint in light gold. I did two coats of paint. The color leaves a very subtle sheen to the edge of the letters.
Once the paint has dried on your letters you can start to glue your letters to your letters. I like to use Mod Podge for this as it adheres the letters really well. I use a small paint brush, coat the entire front of the letter with Mod Podge and then smooth the paper onto the wood.
After I finished adding the paper, I realized the flower was missing something, so I cut a little circle to make it look more like a flower.
Once the Mod Podge has dried, you can sand off any extra paper edges you may have. I like to use a nail file that I keep specifically for craft projects like this. It easily gets into all the tiny cracks and crevices.
You can add extra embellishments to your letters if you want. I added a little bit of baker’s twine and ribbon to two of my letters.
I think they made a nice addition to my spring table decor.