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Overview

Whether it's your name, a slogan, or an inspiring word, making FUN letter art is all about putting your own stamp on timber letters. Here's how to do it.

Tools and materials

Steps

1Gather your tools and materials

Below are all of the tools and materials you'll need to complete this project.

2Choose your letters

We've decided to decorate the letters that spell FUN, but you might choose to decorate letters that spell out your name. 

Wooden F U N letters.

3Pick some paper

Choose whatever pattern, design or coloured paper you like. We selected from some designs in a book, but you could re-use some old wrapping paper, which would work just as well. We opted for cool spots.

Spotted paper.

4Trace the letters

Put the letters on the wrapping paper and use a pencil to trace around them.

Person tracing the word FUN onto spotted paper.

5Cut out the letters

Then use your scissors to cut around the letter shapes you've just made. Be sure to stay on the inside of the pencil line.

Person cutting spotted paper.

6Stick the paper to the letters

Apply a light coating of glue to the timber letters. Then line up your paper cut-outs and stick them on top.  Do this for all your letters.

Person painting glue onto wooden letter.

7Apply a coating of glue

To give your letter art a glossy finish, paint a coating of glue on top of each letter.

Person applying glue to wooden letter.

8A FUN project

There you go! A FUN letter art project that not only looks awesome but is easy to do.

Blue wall with floating shelves and animal decorations.

9Feeling crafty?

For more simple D.I.Y. inspiration check out our Kids D.I.Y. Advice page.

More D.I.Y. Advice

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.