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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!