Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fabric Covered Letters - The Perfect Addition to Any Nursery!


When I found grey chevron bedding for Samuel's nursery and remembered I had grey chevron fabric, I knew a project was looming!

Leah has her name displayed in her room and I just left the letters plain white to match her furniture, but for Samuel's room I decided to dress them up a bit to go with the rest of the decor.
Covering the letters in fabric was surprisingly easy!

I didn't take photos as I was covering, but this really is a quick and easy craft.

You will need:

-fabric
-wooden letters with a smooth surface
-mod podge
-a sponge brush
-ribbon






You don't need much fabric for this, depending of course on how large your letters are and how many you're looking to cover. I started with half of a yard and had plenty left over. 


First, I traced my letters upside down onto the wrong side of my fabric. Next, I cut them out. 



Then I covered the right side of the letters in mod podge, using the sponge brush. I placed the fabric cut out on each letter and moved it to completely cover the white. Then I let it dry. Once it was dry, I added another layer of mod lodge to seal it. 


The final step is to add the ribbon! This step is totally optional, but the letters I chose didn't have a hole for hanging and I like the look of the ribbon as well.

I used mod podge to attach the ribbon too. I applied it to the top, stuck on the ribbon, and sealed it once it was dry. It worked like a charm and allows each letter to lay flat against the wall.


I measured the pieces of ribbon first to make sure they were all the same length. For letters that require two pieces of ribbon, this is especially important! Make sure they are attached the same way as well, or your letter won't hang straight.


I love this and think it really adds to the nursery!

23 comments:

  1. Those look great! I'm sharing them at Fri Faves on my blog today. Thanks!

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  2. I love this! What a great idea! Now, if only I had a baby, LOL! Sharing on Pinterest and Facebook to my Montessori mom peeps!

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  3. Love this idea. I wanted a final touch for my sons nursery but I'm not very creative however im going to give this a go. im going to just do a F and make it a feature. thanks for the tips. #WeekendBlogHop

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    1. That's a great idea! It's super easy, I bet it will turn out great!

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  4. These are lovely. I love chevron print- I need to find a way to incorporate it into my home! Thanks for the idea #weekendbloghop

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  5. Here from #HomeMattersParty.
    Creative name letters! Love it, sounds so easy.

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  6. Oh, I really like this! The texture the fabric gives helps out.

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  7. Great idea- must try it! Thanks for linking up #bloggersbrag

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  8. Very cute! Where did you get the letters?

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    1. I got the letters from Michaels :) I used the same type in this post if you want to see how they look before I covered them http://www.livinginhisway.ca/2015/04/5-minute-spring-wreath.html

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  9. Love this! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - We hope to see you again soon! The door is OPEN!
    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  10. Gorgeous letters! You're featured on MeetUp Monday (will post tonight at 8pm). Hope to have you link up again!
    Krista
    www.thequinntessentialmommy.com

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    1. Thank you! Do you have a 'featured' button I can grab?

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  11. Isn't Mod Podge magical? Thanks for joining us at Talented Tuesday!

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