I’m crazy about typography and word art! Unfinished wood letters are the perfect base for creating a lot of different projects. In this craft, I used 6 inch letters to create word art that would be perfect for a mantle or as a centerpiece. I chose the word “thankful” for Thanksgiving.
Step one: Paint the letters and the wood board.
Step two: Trace the letters onto the paper and cut out. The paper will be slightly larger than the front of the letter.
Step three: Apply Mod Podge to the front of the wood letter, and press the paper on. Allow it to dry.
Step four: Trim the excess paper off the wood letter, and sand the edges. Seal with Mod Podge.
Step five: Use the wood glue to stick the letters to each other and to the board. (Tip: to speed thee process, use a dab of hot glue to hold the letters in place while the wood glue dries.)
I’m really excited about the way my word art turned out. It’s a great piece not just for Thanksgiving, but year round. I didn’t use traditional fall colors, opting to match my living room color scheme, instead. That’s the beauty if doing it yourself: you’re not limited to what’s on the store shelf, you can make whatever you imagine!
This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am part of the Design Team.