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DIY Fabric Covered Letters For Christmas

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See how I make DIY Fabric covered letters with decoupage glue for the holidays! Cover paper mache letters with red felt and ball trim for fun Christmas decor. For more fun holiday tutorials see my Christmas page.

DIY Fabric Covered Letters For Christmas

Tis’ the season! Today I am going to show you how to make these festive felt-covered letters for your holiday decor. I used Mod Podge decoupage to adhere the felt to the paper mache letters.

I have a deep love of dingle ball trim that stems from my childhood bedroom, back then my mother was quite the seamstress and covered everything in the room with them. When I found this fun green trim I knew it would be the perfect accent for these fun letters. Let’s get started.

DIY Fabric Covered Letters


  • Cardboard letters
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam applicator
  • 1 yard of Red felt
  • 3/4 yard black trim
  • 1 yard green dingle ball trim
  • Small buckle
  • Fabric scissors
  • Hot glue & gun
  • Rotary cutter and mat


adding felt to cardboard letters

Lay the letters on the felt and draw around the edges with a pen. Cut what you can of the letters with a rotary cutter. Trim the rest with fabric scissors. Cut out felt strips the width of the edges of your letters for the sides using a rotary cutter.

decoupage felt on letters

Coat the front of your letter with a thick amount of decoupage. Lay the felt on the front of the letter first, smooth out the edges.

felt letters decoupaging

Be careful not to get the Mod Podge on the felt in the front of the letter. Let them dry. Trim the excess fabric from edges.

felt decoupage

 Take the strips and decoupage them to the edges. This can be tricky with felt, just squeeze edges together as they are drying.

Touch up edges that pop up, being careful not to get on outside of felt. You may be able to see some of the decoupage glue when it is dry if you get it on the outside of felt.

Embellish them with trim using hot glue gun. And that’s it, you created your own holiday letters!

DIY jolly holiday letters
DIY joy holiday letters
fabric covered letters for Christmas

Love the idea but not able to make it? Try these fun letters!

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DIY Fabric Covered Letters For holiday decor


  1. These are so sweet,featuring them this week. Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays. Hope you can stop by again and link up this week? Merry Christmas :)

  2. LOVE!! These letters are adorable!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week :)

  3. These are so cute! Love both versions.
    Saw you featured at Diamond in the Stuff
    Debbie :)

  4. I love them with the Santa’s belts! Plus, the red felt makes them so warm and fuzzy!

  5. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this evening!
    Have a fantastic week ahead!

  6. dianaramblesdotcom says:

    Really cute!

  7. I am absolutely in love with your Holly Jolly letters! Thank you so much for sharing them at my party! Have a great week!
    House on the Way

  8. So much cute! I don’t which I like better, the belt or the poms around the JOLLY letters! So lovely!

  9. This is a gorgeous project. I love the bold red and the clean lines!

  10. WOOW….that is some great stuff….. :)
    and do not miss…..




    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  11. I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop, the party runs from Thursday evening until Tuesday:

  12. Wow, great work on the letters. Lot’s of work I’m sure but it paid off. Those are gorgeous.

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