Craft tutorial

Paint your own paper mâché letters

A step by step guide to painting your own paper mâché letters for home decor and any occasion.


How to make

  1. Base coat your letters in white Arcylic paint and leave to dry. image.jpeg
  2. Paint 2 coats of black Arcylic paint on each of the letters and leave to dry. image.jpeg
  3. Paint PVA glue to the areas you want to sprinkle glitter on. image
  4. Sprinkle silver glitter on the painted PVA areas and shake off any excess glitter and leave to dry. image
  5. Optional – paint 1 coat of varnish over the letters to seal the paint and glitter.
Black and silver glitter HOME letters

Tips and hints

  • You can paint any size letters from mini 10cm to 30cm or more.
  • If you don’t want to use paper mâché letters you can use wooden letters buy from a craft store or online.
  • You can choose any colours/paint effects – example pearlised Arcylic paint to complete your letters to match your home decor or occasion.
  • You can use spray paint as an alternative to painting to complete your letters.
  • You don’t have to use glitter to finish off your design, you can add buttons, stickers, jewels, bows, even add painted shapes – create with templates to the affected areas you want to paint on.

Popluar words to paint

  • Home
  • Love
  • Peace
  • Life
  • laugh
  • Names or initials
  • Mr & Mrs

Happy crafting! Love Coultons Crafts X


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