Fabric wrapped wooden letter DIY

October 5, 2012 2 By EngineerMommy

I had some leftover fabric from this project, and I loved the pattern so much, I couldn’t throw away the scraps. In fact, that fabric color palette matches incredibly well with the color palette of the master bedroom. The seafoam blues and grays and neutrals…. Hmmm I wonder if I could incorporate this fabric into the decor of my bedroom. Of course, I didn’t have yards and yards of this fabric left. I only had about 1/2 a yard of it. And then I had my Eureka moment! I could wrap a wooden letter with this fabric and hang it up on the wall above my headboard. I’ve done countless projects with letters and names before- see this, this, and this. Yes, I know I am a bit obsessed with DIY letter projects.

Anyway, here goes…

How to make a DIY fabric-wrapped wooden letter decoration to hang on the wall

  1. Gather your fabric and your letter. Make sure you have enough fabric to cover your letter.
  2. Trim the fabric leaving about 1-2 inches on all sides around the letter.
  3. Make slits in the fabric at the points of angles of the letter. This way, you can wrap the fabric around the letter neatly around corners and edges.
  4. Pull fabric taut and apply hot glue on the backside of the letter holding the fabric in place. Continue until all the fabric is wrapped around the letter. (Stapling the fabric in place could also work, but my letter was too thin and the staples would have popped through to the front. So that was a no-go!) The hot gluing worked fine, though!
  5. Use heavy-duty velcro to affix the letter to the wall.

That’s it! Simple as pie!

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