Creative Wood Letters

35 Simple Craft Projects for Decorating Your Home

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Krista Aasen of The Happy Housie blog presents a collection of 35 creative projects that can brighten up the walls of any house.

Decorating wood letters is a fun and simple project for the home, from a child's name in a bedroom to an uplifting message above the mantel. But how do you achieve the pin-worthy results of the stylists you see online? Enter Krista Aasen of The Happy Housie blog, whose crafting experiments with wood letters have been shared hundreds of thousands of times. In Creative Wood Letters, Aasen reveals unique ideas and techniques to craft beautifully decorated letters inspired by everything from nature to art using maps, vintage book pages, photo transfer, paper flowers, washi tape, succulents, driftwood, metallic paints, lights, and more. With a wide variety of styles from rustic and beachy to cute and sparkly, this book's wood letters are perfect for gracing the walls, shelves, and nooks of kitchens, bedrooms, and beyond.
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Creative Wood Letters


Every time we go walking in the woods, my boys come home with little collections. Some days it’s rocks, other days it’s pinecones, and the time I was inspired to craft this letter their collection was twigs. One of the simplest, rustic crafting tools that you can use, twigs are free, easy to find, and beautifully varied in their natural textures. It is difficult to match the rural elegance of crafts made from twigs. Equally at home in a fall or winter vignette, a child’s bedroom, a family gallery wall, or as country wedding décor, twig letters have a diverse appeal. They would also work beautifully on a wreath for the front door or used to spell out words such as fall, grow, or family tree. 

1 wood letter of your choice 
1 (2-ounce) bottle white or neutral-colored craft paint 
1 medium craft paintbrush 
Sharp outdoor garden clippers 
Hot-glue gun and glue 

1. Apply a base coat of white craft paint to your wood letter. (If you opt for a neutral color, try picking a tone that matches the shades of your twigs.)
2. Cut the twigs to size using sharp garden clippers. 
3. Use hot glue to attach the twigs to the wood letter, starting at the bottom and working your way up the letter. 
4.  Cover the whole surface of the letter first, and then add another layer of twigs on top to cover and disguise any gaps.

About the Author

Krista Aasen
KRISTA AASEN is the creator of the DIY, décor, craft, and lifestyle blog The Happy Housie. Together with her husband, she tackles projects from renovating entire houses down to creating decor and printables. She and her projects have been featured on, Woman's Day, the Home Depot blog, Just a Girl and Her Blog, House of Turquoise, Savvy Southern Style, and Country Woman magazine. More by Krista Aasen
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