How to decoupage pictures on wooden letters

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How to decoupage pictures on wooden letters
Even children can decoupage a wooden letter. (StockPhotoAstur/iStock/Getty Images)

Découpage is a craft that uses glue to permanently bond paper and fabric to three-dimensional surfaces. You can découpage pictures to wooden letters to create decorations for a child's room or a wedding, or as a gift. Choose family pictures or magazine photos to make a design. Use pictures that have a theme, such as close-up pictures of your children's faces, or vacation photos.

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Things you need

  • Wooden letter
  • Sandpaper
  • Damp cloth
  • Paint brush
  • Paint
  • Photos or magazine pictures
  • Découpage glue
  • Acrylic sealant

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Ensure that the wooden letter is free from burrs and dust. Sand any rough spots, and wipe clean with a damp cloth. Consider painting the letter first. Allow it to dry for 24 hours before decoupaging.

  2. 2

    Select the pictures and photos you are going to use. Cut the images into small pieces with scissors, or tear them for a smoother finish.

  3. 3

    Paint with découpage glue over a portion of the wooden letter. Lay a picture on top. Make sure there are no bubbles or wrinkles, and use your fingers to smooth out the surface.

  4. 4

    Paint with découpage glue on top of the picture. Continue to découpage the letter by repeating this process until the surface is covered.

  5. 5

    Paint a layer of découpage glue over the whole letter. Once this has dried for 5 to 6 hours, apply a coat of acrylic sealant.

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