Mod Podge Paper to Wood Letters (she: Gina)

Hi there!  I can see why everyone gets so excited to be a part of this blog!  I am thrilled to be able to share a favorite craft of mine.

A little about me, I’ve been married to my hard-working Luvrbuns for 6 years, and I am a mom to an energetic 3-year-old boy who loves anything with wheels. I love all crafts, digital scrapbooking, blogging, card making, playing the guitar, singing, painting, reading, and being outdoors.

To Mod Podge scrapbook paper to wood letters you’ll need:

Letters (any size), scrapbook paper (get colors that go well together and it looks best if you alternate with solids and patterned paper), pencil, good scissors, Mod Podge, and a sponge brush.

I know, you’re probably wondering what “Totaly Pime” means.  Absolutely nothing!  I was trying to come up with a cool anagram and that’s what I got.  You’ll just have to wait to see what it’s really supposed to say! (Or cheat and scroll down to the bottom.)
Put your letters in the order they will go and plan out the pattern you want the paper to go.
Trace your letter on the back side of your paper with the letter face down. Then you won’t have any pencil marks on the side that will show.  Make sure to cut off the white tab on the paper (the part with the paper name and barcode) so you don’t accidentally trace your letter on that part.
Cut it out.  It’s better to cut on the outer edge of the line and go back and trim some off later if you need to, rather than cut it too thin and have spots where the wood shows through.
Put some Mod Podge in a plastic bowl.  (You can find Mod Podge at any craft store.)
Put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the wood and the back side of the paper.  Flip the paper over and gently press it to the wood.  If some of it spills over the edge just wipe it off with a paper towel.  Let it dry for 15 minutes.
Put a thicker coat of Mod Podge on the top side of the paper and around the edges to get a good seal. Let it dry for another 15 minutes.  Then you can add embellishment like ribbon, buttons, flowers, etc.  These were just little letters so I didn’t add anything to them.
I used these foam mounting square to attach them to the wall.  If you are using
the large letters, they will need to be hung on nails.
TA DA!  So it really said Time to Play, which makes a little more sense than Totaly Pime. :)
I love the fun colors and the 3D effect the letters give.  I also did the same process with the alphabet letters that fit perfectly along this ledge in my little boy’s play room so they match.
Here’s some other projects I’ve done so you can get an idea of what fun things you can do with it.
- Gina
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Comments

  1. i am a new fan of mod podge! it’s such a fun way to make stuff cuter! your stuff is so cute!

  2. Super cute idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That is so cute!!! Doyou buy all the letters or does your hubby cut them out for you? And if you buy them – where do you get them? They seem to cost lots!

  4. I love it, great job!

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  6. I love this and have been doing it for years for friends who have had babies. I just had my own last week and before he was born I made a set for his room. I think they are so much fun to do!

  7. my favorite variation on this hangs on my fridge – I printed papers out with the first name (repeated over and over) of all of my children which I then decoupaged to the front of large wooden magnetic letters (the ones their names start with) and then “aged” them with a paint technique…

    oh, and “a poet lit my…” is my favorite anagram for that one so far (I love anagram generators online… yes, I’m a bit of a word geek!)

  8. I am in love with this post. I’ve been trying to figure out some new ideas for my kids rooms and so I think I’m going to try these out soon. i’ll make sure to link it back up to your page if that’s ok :D

    thanks so much for sharing! Mahalo!

  9. I have been searching for some cute wooden letters for my baby girls room that I could decorate, where do you get your wooden letters from? They are very cute.

  10. I got my letters at Robert’s (for those of you in Utah). I think Michael’s sells them as well. The cost depends on what size you get. I think the small ones were like .79 cents a piece. I know the bigger ones can be $1.50 to $3.00 a piece. I saw some online at http://shop.hobbylobby.com/crafts/wood-letters-and-numbers/
    I hope that helps!

  11. Did this when daughter was younger and into princess stuff…can I just re-modge podge over it or should I get new letter?

  12. Hi! I love this but I need help! I made some letters for my daughters room and now her colors have changed so I want to repaper the letters with new paper! Can you tell me what is the best way to take the paper and the embellishments off? I started and it’s making the letters have bumpy marks so it will not be a flat surface for the new paper! Please help! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi Mandee! This post is quite a bit older, so you may have to visit the author’s blog, as she was doing a guest post. But, have you tried using sand paper to sand down the glue and bumps after you pull the embellishments off? That’s all I can think of. Good luck!

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