The Life of Jennifer Dawn: DIY: Letter Wall Decor

Monday, January 25, 2016

DIY: Letter Wall Decor

Letter Wall Decor is a fun way to add interest and personality to a space. These new decorative wall letters in the homeschool room do just that! The 3-dimensional cardboard letters really add a pop of fun to the wall.

The decorative wall letters are the first of three new projects I created for the homeschool room and will be sharing here on the blog. When I first decided to make a few changes to the back wall of the homeschool room. I had a few goals in mind: add functional storage space, create visual interest with some new DIY projects, and maintain the homey, schoolroom feel to the room. The salvaged wood shelves give us the extra storage space--something you can never have too much of when you school at home. The book page letters add a quirky, fun touch to the room.

Book pages were used for the front of these decorative wall letters since they were being used to spell the word "READ!" How appropriate for a schoolroom, right? The great thing about these DIY wall letters is that you can use this same idea to spell anything--a child's name in their bedroom, the word "PLAY" in the playroom, or even "READ" in a schoolroom or reading nook. The possibilities are endless!

Have an idea where you'd use letter wall decor in your home? Keep reading to see how to make these fun book page letters for yourself!
Book Page Wall Letters
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Directions:
1. Gather your materials. Having trouble finding book pages? I found a book that we had more than one copy of, so I didn't mind cutting it up. You could also visit a used bookstore for an inexpensive book to use for this project.
2. Place one of the book pages with the side you want to eventually show facedown on your work surface. Now lay one of the cardboard letters on top in the opposite direction that it will go up on the wall.
3. Trace closely around the letter.
4. Cut the letter out and repeat these steps with the remaining letters that you are using to spell out your word.
5. Paint each cardboard letter. Tip: Don't worry about the backs since they are going up on the wall. Mainly focus on the sides of each letter. Paint the fronts too in case a book page wasn't cut exact and a small part of the cardboard is visible.
6. Allow the painted cardboard letters to dry completely.
7. Brush a small amount of glue onto the front of each cardboard letter.
8. Line up each book page cutout onto its matching letter. Smooth out any wrinkles in the paper. Let the glue dry before hanging them on the wall.

Hang your book page letter decor and enjoy! I used Command strips to mount each letter to the wall, but feel free to try another method.
I promise that is not a staged smile on Lydia Grace's face. She was reading Pigs Make Me Sneeze! by Mo Willems which always gets her tickled. Not to get off topic, but they really are the cutest books! We love books and reading, so our new letter wall decor is the perfect addition to this cozy space!

Want to see more of our homeschool space? You might enjoy checking out one of these posts...

Happy reading!
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30 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I've done EAT and WASH for my house, but I love how you used book pages for READ! Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

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  2. Those letters came out awesome. I Love this idea because you could literally decorate them any one of a million ways.

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  3. What cute letters! These would be great for a baby room too.

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  4. As a major book worm I would definitely create a READ wall decor. So cute and fun

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  5. Looks like something liluns would thoroughly enjoy doing and putting up. So I will share with some young moms :) Sylvia Jules kal!

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  6. What a great idea. I want to try this for a spot in my house. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I love what you have done to your place and cute lettering!

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  8. That looks really awesome. I would love to do this at home! It's great for any room too.

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  9. This is such a great idea! I would love to do this in my home :)

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  10. I have seen these type of letters in the craft store and always thought they looked so plain. I love what you did with them!

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  11. Such a cute idea. Since I am crafty challenged I will have to stick with buying things as opposed to DIY.

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  12. What a great idea. I love this too on my kids bed room

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  13. This could be a good idea for persons who teach lower school and for others like me who do not know jack about arts and craft

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  14. This is so pretty. I want to do this project and put it in the girls' room.

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  15. Super cute idea. I have a bunch of old children books that I could make fun words with. Thanks for sharing your craft.

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  16. That is so cute and cool idea. Will try that soon for my son's library.

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  17. I love this and I know exactly which book to use. Super cute idea!

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  18. I love these ideas but I too am craft challenged. :(

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  19. I love this! this really looks like something very fun to make I will definetely save this and make it in my home. Thanks for sharing this awesome post

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  20. I simply loved the concept. I am too much into these creative arts. And, this post is absolutely lovely.

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  21. Oh my gosh this is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial

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  22. This is so cute and beautiful.
    It would work great with my daughter's room decor.

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  23. Ooh I really love this diy! We are working getting a space for my son to hang out and this would go perfect with all his books!

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  24. What a good idea to make the letters yourself. I spent a fortune on premade letters.

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  25. Super cute letters! Perfect for a kids room. Visiting from Sew Can Do party.

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  26. What a fantastic idea! I looove how these turned out. Thank you so much for linking these up to the Bewitchin' Projects Block Party last week. I will be sharing them on the Recreated Designs Facebook page tomorrow. Hugs, Lisa

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  27. Love these! I want them for our playroom, upstairs gallery wall, and my preschool classroom!

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  28. I just love this idea! I'd have the hardest time taking scissors to a book, lol, but the product would be totally worth it!

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