I often find inspiration while wandering. Which means that sometimes I buy craft supplies because they strike me as something that could be awesome. I don’t have have particular project or vision in mind, but I know that I can do something with it at some point in the future.
Such was the situation in Michaels a few weeks ago. I’d passed by these sets of cork letters on several shopping trips, always stopping to pick up the packages and try to imagine what I might do with them. But I’d always left without them—until this particular trip when most of the store was on sale for 60% – 70% off, including these sets of letters. Waiting sometimes pays off, my friends.
After I got home, I realized that these would be perfect for making some decorative dipped letters. While they’re a bit small for single monograms, glued together they become cute little inspirational words and phrases.
I love any type of art and decor that includes letters and words. I guess it’s the English major and word nerd in me. I could probably craft up stacks of these decorative dipped letters, but I stopped myself after creating these two inspiration word art sets.
These came together in mere minutes. I rummaged through my craft supply stashes and couldn’t decide between paint or glitter, so I did one of each. And I love them both, although I may love the glitter-dipped letters just an eensy bit more.
To make your own dipped letters, you’ll need:
- letters in your preferred material and size
- craft paint
- Mod Podge
- paint brushes
- hot glue gun
Paint the bottom half-to-two-thirds of each letter. I eyeballed this, but if you prefer a crisp, even line, tape off the section you don’t want covered. If using glitter – coat with Mod Podge, then shake glitter over a bowl until evenly coated. Don’t forget about the sides of each letter! You may need a second coat of paint; mine covered fine with just one.
Once the paint is dry, use hot glue to attach each letter together. A small drop of glue should be plenty! Some letters are trickier than others; I was very careful to hold the “r” and “i” in “write” together for about a minute until the glue began to cool.
Now your letters and words are ready to display!
I love the range of possibilities of this craft; you could dip a set of letters for a bridal or baby shower, or even a whole alphabet that older kids could use to mix and match as part of a vocabulary exercise! They also make cute, fun reminders to keep on your desk or craft table. How would you use these?
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