How to Decorate Fillable Wooden Letters
If you’re an avid follower of interior trends you may have noticed that decorated letters are big for 2015. Fillable letters in particular are proving incredibly popular, not only to have displayed around the home, but they also look great at weddings filled with fresh flowers, or illuminated with fairy lights.
Never one to miss out on an opportunity to get my craft supplies out, I’ve been experimenting with different ways of using the letters. Here are four quick and easy projects to get you started . . .
Pom Pom Letter
Suitable for: Beginners
- Fillable wooden letters
- Paint – I used water based paints so that you could still see the grain of the wood through the paint, but you could use craft acrylics if you prefer
- Selection of pom poms
- Tacky glue
- Paint brush
1. Start by painting all of your letters using your chosen paints. You may need to do more than one coat to get a nice even coverage, make sure to leave the first coat to dry before applying the next one.
2. Once the letters are dry fill in sections of the interior of the letter with a layer of tacky glue and stick down the pom poms, make sure the pom poms are fitted snuggly next to one and other.
3. Continue working in sections until the entire interior of the letter is covered in pom poms.
Top Top!…If you prefer, you could make your own pom poms to fill the interior of the letters.
The finished letter!
If you had specific colours of yarn that you wanted to use to fill the letters with you could use pom pom makers and a selection of yarn to make you poms and then glue into place using tacky glue. I’ve made some A,B,C letters, perfect for a nursery . . .
If you’re after something a little less colourful and more suited to a wedding then why not simply try using neutral paints and some glitter. A little bit of gold glitz is bang on trend for 2015 so you’ll be ticking all of the right boxes with this quick and simple make.
- Paint brush
1. Start by spray painting all of your chosen letters. You may need to do more than one coat to get a nice even coverage, make sure to leave the first coat to dry before applying the next one.
Top Tip!…If you would prefer not to use spray paint you could use craft acrylic instead.
2. Once the letters are dry fill in the interior of the letter with a layer of tacky glue and sprinkle gold glitter over the glue.
3. Leave for 30 minutes or so and then tap any excess glitter out onto paper.
Or for a more vibrant project, use different coloured glitters and brighter paints to paint the base of the fillable letters. . .