How to Make Metal Letters

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How to Make Metal Letters
You can turn a sheet of copper into some dramatic metal letters. (brushed metal texture background linear copper image by pcphotos from Fotolia.com)

You can make metal letters from sheets of copper for a dramatic set of house numbers or decorative home accessories. Copper sheets can be purchased from home improvement stores and can be cut into any form with a pair of wire cutters. The metal letters could be used in a back hall over a set of coat hooks that designate each member of the family. Or one large metal letter could be incorporated into a grouping of photographs that are hung over a sofa.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Card stock paper
  • Scissors
  • Copper sheet
  • Black crayon
  • Wire cutters
  • Old rag
  • Sandpaper

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Select a font and font size on the computer's word processor for a metal letter template.

  2. 2

    Print the letter on card stock in the printer and cut out the letter with the scissors.

  3. 3

    Trace around the letter on the copper sheet with the black crayon.

  4. 4

    Cut out the letter with the wire cutters.

  5. 5

    Wipe off any remnants of the crayon with the old rag. Sand the edges of the letter with the sandpaper.

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