Paper Room Decor - Letters

Ever see decorated letters in rooms?  You can do that!  It's easy!  

Loved the colors of the summer mambi paper pad and thought I would use those colors as the color theme for my nieces' room.  The bright cheery colors are perfect!

The first thing I did was pick out the papers I wanted to use for each letter.  Nicole needed 6 sheets.  I laid out the letters and made marks on the sheets leaving extra room on all sides.  I then cut on the marks making each sheet fit each letter with room to spare.  

After all the sheets are cut to roughly the size of the letters, I fed them through a Xyron machine.  (If you don't have a Xyron you can also use decoupage or even roller adhesive)  

I laid down the paper, sticky side up, and laid the letter down on the paper.  Make sure you place the good side of the letters down.  Once all the letters have been placed on top of their papers you can put them on a craft matt and use an exacto knife to go around the edges.  I keep making cuts and pulling away the excess, it makes it easier for me to see what I'm doing.  

After you get all the areas removed you can turn it over and have awesome decorated letters. 

Use sandpaper to smooth out any rough areas or snags in the paper.  Be sure to save scraps to make other things.  I'm thinking of making a paper mobile out of the scraps since I have so much left over.  

Next I added some coordinating SOFT SPOKEN™ embellishments for 3D effect.  

Hang the letters on the wall and voila!