Découpage letters

Découpage letters

DIY découpage letters

These DIY découpage letters make a wonderful addition to a nursery or child’s bedroom.

You’ll need

  • wooden letters
  • scrapbooking paper (you could also use wrapping paper)
  • modge podge
  • scissors
  • foam brush
  • pencil
  • paper towel
  • roller/cloth

To make

  1. Place a wooden letter on top of a piece of scrapbooking paper and trace around the letter with a pencil. Cut out using a pair of scissors.
  2. Using a foam brush, apply a thin layer of modge podge over the top front side of the wooden letter. If some of it spills over the edge of the letter, just wipe clean with a paper towel.
  3. Place the cut-out scrapbooking paper on the wooden letter over the modge podge, removing any wrinkles or bubbles with a roller or cloth. Allow to set.
  4. Cover the scrapbooking paper with another thin layer of modge podge using the foam brush. Allow it to
    dry for about 15 minutes before adding another coat. We painted three layers on each letter, alternating
    between horizontal and vertical strokes.


  • Choose thin paper – thick paper might not stick properly to the wooden letters.
  • We bought our wooden letters (already painted) from Typo. If you still need to paint your letters, opt for acrylic paint.

Magazine issue date: June, 2016

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Your Family’s Digital editor. Avid retweeter. When I’m not scrolling Instagram you’ll find me in my garden. Keen on DIY and I don’t believe there’s anything that can’t be fixed with some chalk paint.