Decorative Wooden Nursery Letters Customized: A DIY Project

January 12, 2012 1 By EngineerMommy

I wanted to do a custom decorative nursery letters like this when I was pregnant, but never got around to it. I’m glad I made some time for it the other day. The result is beautiful! It’s so easy to personalize these letters with scrapbook paper that matches the colors or theme of your room. And obviously, the word spelled by the letters can be customized also. It doesn’t have to spell the baby’s name; it could spell “Joy,” “Love,” Faith,” etc.

Custom Decorative Nursery Letters DIY

  1. Find wooden letters that spell your desired word. I found a bag of 36 letters at Jo-Ann Fabric for a few bucks. I could have done much bigger letters, but I like the small letters for the nursery door.
  2. Paint the letters so that the side portions of the letters look more finished. I used a pale pink paint color.
  3. Collect your scrapbook paper. I selected different patterned paper for the different letters, but they all complement each other.
  4. Using the letters as a template, trace out the letters on the reverse of the paper and cut out the paper.
  5. Using Mod Podge, adhere the paper cut-outs to the wooden letters.
  6. Adhere some pretty scrapbooking stickers and embelishments on the letters. Again, I used different stickers on each letter, but tried to use colors that complemented each other.
  7. Use wood glue to affix the letters to little one’s door! And enjoy your finished project.

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