For Thanksgiving, I created a Block Letter Design and provided the Thanksgiving DIY Wall Art Tutorial.
Learn how to make your own Christmas Block Letters Wall Design.
- Canvas or Wood Blocks – sizing depends on both the available wall space and the letters to be used
- Letters – to spell out your words
- Fabric or Scrapbook Paper
- Paint – any color you decide to use for your design
- Mod Podge
- Brushes – one for paint and one for mod podge
- Spray Adhesive
- Staple Gun
- Hammer (not pictured below)
You will want to start with the letters first and paint them (1-2 coats depending on transparency and color to achieve).
You could scrapbook them as well…just depends on the amount of time as you will have to trace the letters, cut and then glue.
As the letters are drying, you will want to cut the fabric (or scrapbook paper) for the canvas, spray with adhesive and smooth out on canvas.
Staple in place.
Be sure to fold the corners as though you are wrapping a present! Will give you some good practice. 🙂
You can also just paint as well. If you are using scrapbook, you will probably want to paint the sides of the canvas.
Before you glue the letters to the canvas, you will want to determine how you are going to hang or connect the canvases. There are a lot of options, but I chose ribbon.
Cut the ribbon the length of the canvases together.
Lay them out and determine spacing and staple the ribbon.
As I used a thin, more transparent ribbon, I needed to secure with two staples.
Whether its the ribbon or the fabric, in the earlier step, you may need to use the hammer to make sure that the staples are flush. But it is more important with the ribbon as that is what is holding the letters together.
Flip over and glue the letters to the canvases.
And there you have it…
Your very own Christmas Block Letter Wall Design.
FYI…don’t let this tutorial fool you. Most of the wall designs that I have done over the last week or so have really not taken very long. This one did. It was not hard, but time consuming so give yourself a couple of hours.