I can’t believe how fast this summer is flying by! I’m in shock that The Fourth of July is right around the corner!! I absolutely love decorating for the holidays and realized my Fourth of July decor is lacking! That’s why I had to bust out my tried and true mod podge, and whip up some cute DIY Fourth of July decor. These letters are a super easy, super cute, and super cheap way to add some holiday decor to your house. You could make all kinds of mod podge letter words for any holiday.
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Here is what you’ll need:
- Letters of your choice. I got mine from Hobby Lobby in the craft wood department.
- Paper of your choice. I got my paper from Hobby Lobby as well in the scrap booking section, but most craft stores have all kinds of cute paper to choose from.
- Mod Podge. This can be found at any craft store, Target, or Walmart, or also here if you don’t want to leave your house.
- A foam brush. These work great!
- Paint of your color choice. This chalk paint is what I used.
- Scissors. Here is a good pair.
- Something that can get messy to work on.
Now let’s get started!!
- Gather all your materials up!
- Trace your letters. Turn your paper over on it’s back side and trace your letter. That way you won’t have any pencil marks on your letters. See the picture below. Follow this step with all of your letters. If you look at the pictures below then you can see I accidentally traced the “S” backwards!😳😬😜 Don’t make my mistake! I had to go all the way back to Hobby Lobby for another sheet of paper!🤪 It should be backwards when you trace it so when you turn it around on the front it’s the right way!😆👍
- Paint the sides and backsides of your letters. If you plan to hang them on your walls, then you don’t have to paint the back.
- While that paint is drying, cut your paper out from when you traced your letters. Try to stay as close as possible to the line so that your letters look perfect!
- Once all your letters are cut out, place them on your wooden letters to make sure they fit perfectly and look just how you want them to before the glue is on!
- Hopefully by now your paint is dry so you can start the final step! Open your Mod Podge, and start painting the Mod Podge onto your wooden letters. Once you paint the whole letter gently set the paper cut out on it. Press down starting from one side and work your way to the opposite side so that you get minimal bubbling of the paper. Bubbling may occur and if it does, leave it, it should go down when it dries. Set that aside to let it dry, and then move on to your next letter and repeat this step with each letter. Let the Mod Podge dry. (I usually use a foam brush for this, but I was out so I used my chalk paint brush.)
- Once your Mod Podge seems pretty dry, gently paint over the paper with Mod Podge keeping the paint strokes going the same direction. This seals in the paper and makes it much more durable.
- If you have any extra Mod Podge build up on the sides like you can see in the picture below, then paint that into the side of your wood letters.
- Let that top layer dry for at least an hour and you’re done!
That’s it! You now have super cute Fourth of July decor that cost about $7 to make!
I hope you enjoy your new letters, and I would love to see how yours turn out if you have time to snap a picture!
Thanks so much for coming!
The Decor Mama