Sorority DIY: Mod Podge Block Letters

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It’s an exciting time of year! You’re all moved into your new space, recruitment just ended and now you have a bunch of new sisters! Best of all, it’s time to decorate and gift! Doing these things while still on a budget can be a little tricky, though. So, Frill is here to help!

As your One Stop Sorority Shop, we not only provide the perfect clothing for recruitment, make the most adorable graphic and block letter tees and have the perfect accessories, but we are also here to provide advice and tips on making your Greek experience #flawless.

So today, we wanted to go over one of the easiest ways to decorate your room, and one of the most common gifts to new members, wooden block letters! Sure you can buy these on Etsy or try to hand paint them, but that takes time and money. Try this easy project for the most stylish and affordable Greek decor – Mod Podge Sorority Block Letters!

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Supplies:

  • 1 container of Mod Podge
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint brushes or sponges
  • Wooden letters
  • Print outs of your desired pattern

Mod Podge 3Step 1:
Place your printed paper under the wooden letter PATTERNED SIDE UP and trace around the wooden letter with your pencil. {We learned this one the hard way. If you put the paper pattern side down your letters will turn out backwards. Oopsies!}

Step 2:
Cut along the penciled edge of the patterned paper. Don’t forget the inside of the letters!

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Step 3:
Pour the Mod Podge into small container and lightly apply one coat to the front side of your letter. (You will want to do them one at a time because it dries quickly.)

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Place the cut out piece of paper on top of the Mod Podge covered letter and press into place. You will want to apply/press by starting at one side and working toward the other, lightly smoothing as you go to avoid bubbles or creases. *Press any excess paper down the side of the letter. Don’t worry, it’s inevitable at some point!*

Mod Podge 9Step 5:
Repeat for all letters needed and let dry for about five minutes.

Step 6:
Once dry, apply one thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the printed paper. This will help seal it in place. Don’t worry, it will look white when applied, but it will dry clear! Repeat for all letters then let them sit to dry.

Step 7 (optional):
Paint the sides and backs of the letters with a color that corresponds with your pattern. (We left ours white, but pink would be a great option, in this case.)

Then you’re done!

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