With our floor renovation project, a yard sale, and preparing to go to my blog conference, I will admit this year our decorations have been kind of sparse. I did make 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 last year 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.
These are so easy to decorate and there is really no wrong way to do it. You can paint them, add glitter, paper or washi tape – really the possibilities are endless.
Trace the letters onto the back side of your patterned paper. I had all of these papers in my paper stash scraps. Cut out each letter.
Note: 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 (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 my craft projects for 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 ribbon to two of my letters.
I think they made a nice addition to my spring table decor.