To The Letter – Letter Art

Letter art is a great way to add a pretty touch to a room.  It’s popular, fun and quirky and really, these are the three divine elements when it comes to craft for the home, right?!  Let me show you some quick makes to add a personal touch to your chosen room now.

This year, I’m also using letter art as a gift for my little one’s friends as their birthday gifts.  I’m cross stitching sweet cushions with the letter of their name and teaming it up with a journal adorned with the letter of their name also.

In no particular order we have:

Felt Flower Letter Art

Materials:
  • paper mache letter
  • paint
  • washi tape for stripes on letter
  • felt to cut into leaves and flowers
  • glue
Image of Letter Art as a paper mache letter T, painted white, with gold stripes embellished with felt flowers in pink, white and purple
paper mache letter with washi tape stripes and felt flowers and leaves

Wooden Name Garland

Materials:
  • square coasters
  • patterned cardstock for covering coasters
  • alternate patterned cardstock for cutout letters
  • string
  • NB: you will also require a drill to drill the holes for your string to go through.  Alternatively, attach to the back of the coasters.
  • glue
Image of wooden coasters with decorative cardstock and cardstock letters with string to hang for the name Harry displayed by Rebecca's Catherine
wooden garland name
Image of coasters covered in decorative cardstock with cardstock letters and string to hang the name Mabel displayed by Rebecca's Catherine
wooden garland letters

Paper Flower Letter Art

Materials:
  • paper mache letter
  • paint
  • coloured paper to cut out flowers
  • paper flowers from craft store
  • pearls or beads for accents
  • glue
Image of a paper mache letter S with delicate cut out paper flowers, ready made paper flowers and pearls all in tones of dusky pinks, whites and cherry pinks
paper mache letter covered in paper flowers and pearls

Initial Cross Stitch Cushion

Materials
  • cushion insert
  • fabric for cushion cover (nb: no sewing machine?  Simply buy a ready made cushion to decorate!)
  • corresponding fabric for heart and cross stitch
  • embroidery thread and needle
Image of a cross stitch letter on delicate floral fabric heart in pale blue and dusky pink flowers, sewn onto cushion front of dusky pink with white floral print
cross stitch letter on heart, appliquéd to cushion
Image of a close up of the the embroidery cross stitch letter G on the cushion front
cross stitch letter

 

Just a few little simple ideas for you to try. Share with us some of your makes or other ideas for Letter Art and tips and tricks you have found to make your projects easier or have more impact!

Rebecca