Papier Mache Letters

Hi everyone!

We moved into our new house three years ago; the girls were two and a half and four years old. They were going to share a room and I wanted to make them feel it was their room, only for them. I asked which color they wanted for the walls and they obviously said “pink!!”.  When everything was done I still wanted to add something they could feel as unique, something that nobody had. So I thought I could do both names on papier mache, decorate them and hang them on the wall.

As all of this happened before I started blogging I don’t have any pictures of the process, but you can find a great tutorial here.

Once the names were done I only needed to add some pretty paper to make them stand out. That’s easy, take some glue and add some water ratio 1:1, apply with a brush all over the surface and then place the full sheet of paper on it. Now go play with the kids and let it dry. Then took an x-acto knife or similar and cut all the paper around the name, and finish painting the sides and back with any color you like.

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They turned out so nice that I made one for my oldest son who was in love with everything related to graffity. I left it in white so he could paint it as he liked.


I hope you like them as much as I do and remember, I would love to see yours if you decide to try.





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    • Pili says:

      They are easy although a bit time consuming because of the need of layers, but the result is worth the work.
      Thanks for visiting, Erica!!

  1. Keri says:

    Pili, this is really cool! I love the names you made for your girls. They looks so pretty! I bet your son loves the way you made his name look like graffiti.

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