How to Make Self-Adhesive Lettering

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How to Make Self-Adhesive Lettering
Use contact paper to make self-adhesive lettering. (Red Gift Wrapping Paper image by Stacey Alexander from Fotolia.com)

Self-adhesive lettering makes it easy to decorate with monogrammed designs or label anything you like. Self-adhesive letters can even be made in translucent colours to decorate windows and mirrors. Self-adhesive lettering can be purchased, but it is just as easy and more cost-effective to make them yourself. Try making your own adhesive letters at home.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Contact paper
  • Letter stencils
  • Scissors

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Roll out a sheet of contact paper large enough to make all of the letters you want to create. Lay it paper-backing side up on the table.

  2. 2

    Place your stencils onto the paper backing and trace them with a permanent marker. Place them upside down so that the letters are drawn backward on the paper. They will appear correctly when the adhesive contact paper is applied to a surface.

  3. 3

    Cut the letters out with your scissors and discard the excess contact paper, or save it for future crafts.

  4. 4

    Apply the lettering to a clean, dry surface by peeling off the paper backing and smoothing the adhesive contact paper onto the surface.

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