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World Market “Inspired” Traveler Letters

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I always seem to gravitate towards the office decor department at World Market where they always seem to have the coolest industrial accents. I love their world traveler collection and have always loved old maps. This looked too simple to not DIY, so I headed to the craft store. Same fonts were available in paper mache form, and I happened to have leftover decoupage papers from wedding planning this summer.

NOEL World market travelers letters knock off


Paper Mâché Letter(s).

Wrapping paper (or Martha Stewart decoupage papers) of your choice.

Stencil spray (or Mod Podge).



Step 1: Buy the paper mâché letters from your local craft store + paper of your choice.

Step 2: Place letter face down on the wrapping paper. Trace the outline and cut it out using scissors or an exacto knife.



Step 3: After cutting I used stencil adhesive on the back of the cut wrapping paper. Once sprayed, I carefully positioned the sprayed wrapping paper onto the paper mâché letter. You can do the mod Podge method if you wish. I chose stencil adhesive spray because Mod Podge can sometimes wrinkle thick wrapping paper. But Martha Stewart makes an excellent paper specifically made for Mod Podge —which is what I used on my “NOEL” letters”.


Step 4: Enjoy your new mixed media art. If you want more layers, you can add more cut pieces over the top.



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    1. True! My son is inheriting the “E” after the holidays, he already put his claim on it. :)

    1. Thanks Mary Beth! The decoupage paper made all the difference, I couldn’t find those papers last year when I did my first knock off. Thank you for stopping by!

  1. The possibilities of what one can do with these are endless! Color choices, texture choices, paint, paper …
    Thanks for sharing!