Let’s get crafty!
For those of you who don’t know this about me, I love crafting! Not only because it is a creative outlet, but also because it gives me the ability to make custom items for much cheaper than purchasing from a store. SCORE! And because sharing is caring, I am going to share some of my DIY’s right here on this little blog!
This DIY Color Block letter is one of my favorites to date! It is easy, affordable, completely customizable, and turned out awesome! I am pretty sure that if I didn’t already have way too many “B” letters all over my house, I would probably make a handful of these!
DIY Color Block Letter
- Wood Letter
- 2 (or more) Paint Colors
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Painters Tape
I found this letter B at Michaels and I was inspired to make something for my bedroom. The colors in my bedroom are mustard, grey, blue, and white with a modern feel. So I went with a mustard and grey color palette for my letter.
1) To start, lay down some wax paper, get your supplies ready,
grab some wine, and turn up some happy music! I started with the grey because I initially had a different plan for my letter, but I would recommend starting with the lighter color first. Paint the entire letter with your lighter color. I would do 1-3 coats until it is good and covered. If you don’t paint the whole letter, then you might end up with weird edges and textures and not the smooth finish you want.
2) Once your first color is completely dry, grab your painters tape and mark off your space for the second color. I chose the top half to be my letter and gave it a nice diagonal look.
Make sure the edge of the tape is securely pressed down, and then start painting the second color. Since I did the dark color first, I had to do a lot of coats of the yellow. But since you are following this tutorial, you will do it correctly, and only need a few coats of the darker color over top of the lighter color.
Note: I taped off and painted the front and the back of the letter, since I planned to have it sitting in front of a mirror. I also think it gives the pieces a more complete, polished look.
3) Once your second coat is dry, carefully remove the painters tape. If you had any place were it bleed or did something weird, you may need to clean it up with a small brush or q-tip, but I didn’t really have any issues with that.
Tip: Don’t leave the tape on longer then you have too.
4) Once the paint is just how you want it, you can seal it up with a few coats of Mod Podge or any other type of sealer.
Now you can display it in your home and also post its awesomeness to Instagram. Please use the hashtag #shellyeahdesign so I can see it in action, okaaaayyyy?
Total Time: 2 hours over 2 nights
Total cost: $10–$15
Not too bad, eh? And so easy … even a non-crafter can do it! So come on, try it out.