World Market “Inspired” Traveler Letters
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.
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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Love your letters Jeanette!!! They turned out so great!!! :)
Such a clever idea! These turned out so cute!
Love your knock-off letters! You did an awesome job!
These would make a great gift since they can be personalized in so many ways.
True! My son is inheriting the “E” after the holidays, he already put his claim on it. :)
I like your letters better ~ they turned out beautifully!
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!
The possibilities of what one can do with these are endless! Color choices, texture choices, paint, paper …
Thanks for sharing!