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painted and scrapbook wooden letters

I teach reading, so of course, my room is all about the word "READ".  I decided to add these letters to my decor this year.  My room is in blues, greens, and a bit of pink.  I kept this theme when making these letters, except I used purple instead of pink. 

scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, acrylic paint, paint brushes

These are the materials that I used.  I bought scrapbook paper, acrylic paint, Mod Podge, and brushes.  It was really very simple- which is just what I like!

wooden letters that I painted and added scrapbook paper to using Mod Podge.

I bought the letters at Hobby Lobby.  Some people use wooden letters.  These are more like layers of thick cardboard put together.  It makes them lighter than the wooden letters.  I have a hard time getting things to stick on our walls at school.  Maybe the type of paint?  Anyway, I think I will be more successful getting these letters to stay on the wall than the wooden ones.

I painted both sides and all edges of the letters.  You want them painted in case when you cut the paper you have an edge that doesn't quite cover everything.  They look nice just having them painted, even without the paper on them!

Wooden letters that I painted.

After the paint dries, turn the letters over and trace them on the back of the paper you have picked out.  Cut out the paper letters.  Then apply a layer of Mod Podge on the wooden letters and carefully place your cut out paper letters on top and smooth out.  Allow them to dry and then apply a layer of Mod Podge on the top on the paper.  If you have any edges where the paper hangs over, you can trim them off using a small Exacto knife.  

My kids are going to love this colorful reminder to what my room is all about! I can't wait for them to see them on the wall in my room.

I want to thank Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for letting me join in again on her Monday Made It!  I have gotten a late start on this fun, but I have really enjoyed it!


  1. I love your letters! Still a project that I really want to get to.

    Life's A Beach in First Grade

  2. I've been sorely tempted to make my own. Maybe next year. :) Yours look great Lori!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. Your letters look great! I didn't do the painting - thought about it, but decided against ;) I was too impatient!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your READ letters!! I am your newest follower.

  5. Thank you so much, Tamara! They were fun to make.

  6. Tammy, when you have some time you should definitely make them. I have no doubt that yours will turn out beautiful!

  7. Thank you so much, Nicole! The paint wasn't too bad- it dried quickly.

  8. Thank you so much Second Grade Chatter! I appreciate you coming by!

  9. I am making a version of this my my classroom. Love it!

  10. Thank you, firstgradeforever! Can't wait to see it!


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