It’s my first post in the New Year and this one might already be one of my favorites! Who else has jumped on the letter board train? I love using it in photos for my crafts but it is also really fun to have at home, put up for special events or in photos with the kids. After having it though, I realized that there is not a lot of options for accessories. The stores carry some in the same plastic material as the letters but I am always a fan of mixing textures and what better to do that than with my favs, felt and sparkle!
In this tutorial, I am going to show you a really simple way to make your own custom letter board accessories!
You will need:
- Small and cheap letter board letters or shapes (I found these emoji ones in the dollar spot at Target!) I say cheap, because you will be covering these up and using them only for the peg piece on the back.
- Templates or stencils of the shapes you want to create, like these hearts for Valentine’s Day
- Felt or stiff felt
- Glitter canvas
- Hot glue
- Xacto knife
- Thin marker
Start by figuring out what shapes you want to use to decorate your letter board and cut them out in the felt and glitter canvas. I cut two pieces of felt out, one for the front and one for the backing and a smaller piece on glitter canvas. Since Valentine’s Day is next month, hearts seemed very appropriate.
Next, take one of your letter board letters or shapes and position it on the felt backing where you would like the peg piece to go. If the letter is too big for your shape, you can cut it down around the peg. Just make sure to leave enough space to add glue later. Lower it just a bit so that you can mark where to cut into the felt. Take your Xacto knife and make a small cut just big enough for the peg piece to fit through.
Push the peg piece through the small hole to make sure it fits and goes through all the way. You can then hot glue it in place. Take your felt front piece and hot glue it on top.
Glue your smaller glitter heart on top and you’re not going to believe this but you are done!
You can make this craft even more simple by finding pre-made shapes in the dollar bins at your favorite stores and just simply gluing it onto the plastic peg piece. I covered the back to give it a more finished look but that is completely optional to its functionality.
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