Monday, 14 April 2014

Up-cycling Wooden Nursery Letters

Snaffles has had wooden name letters in his bedroom since he moved out of the nursery. They are brightly coloured and after falling off the wall several times the letters are a bit bumped and scrapped and in need of a little TLC.

We wanted to keep the letters in his room but they needed up-cycling to make them fit in with the new room. The letters usually sell for around £4.00 per letter so it seemed a shame to get rid of them just because they were in need of a little TLC.

You will need;
  • Wooden letters
  • Paint
  • Glue and paint brush
  • Comics/wallpaper/gift wrap etc
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
I covered them all in a pale grey paint (I used the tester pot from the wall colour sample to save buying paint especially for this).

Once dry I then used the comic books that I had used for Snaffles framed wall art which had cost me £1.99.

I positioned the letters over the comic book pages to play around with how they would fit and what images I wanted on the letters.  By rotating the letters of the pages I could find angles that made the most of the images in the comics. Once I was happy with my selection I used a pencil to draw around the letters and then cut the shape out.

I then used PVA glue to apply the comic to the letters and then painted over the top of the comic to give it a nice shiny finish and an extra layer of protection.

I love how totally different the letters now look and how well they fit in with his new room.
As all of the materials used had already been bought for other projects the total cost of these up-cycled letters is… £0.00. Another Bargain! 

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