Create your own wall letters in the shabby chic look!
DIY Wall Letters in Shabby Chic Look

DIY Wall Letters in Shabby Chic Look

With this creative idea, you can unite two interior design trends! On the one hand, it’s become hip these days to interrupt the “ordinary” wall design (paintings, pictures, shelves) with sheer letters and to draw attention that way. On the other hand, you’ll be using shabby chic, a trend derived from the English cottage style that has become very popular in recent years. Learn how to create wall letters in the shabby chic style!



Level of difficulty : For ambitious hands

  • letters out of cardboard about 17 cm high
  • crafting colors in 4 different shades of grey bright to dark
  • painting brush
  • painting surface
  • kitchen paper
  • adhesive putty

How it's done:

Overview of materials needed for diy wall letters in the shabby chic look
Overview of materials needed for diy wall letters in the shabby chic look

01

We need: letters out of cardboard about 17 cm high, crafting colors in 4 different shades of grey bright to dark, painting brush, painting, surface, kitchen paper, adhesive putty

Paint the first letter grey
Paint the first letter grey

02

Paint one letter one shade of grey. Start with the second brightest shade of grey for the first word.

Wipe the brush dry
Wipe the brush dry

03

Put the paint brush into the brightest color and wipe it off onto a kitchen paper until the brush is dry.

Brush the edges white
Brush the edges white

04

Keep brushing firmly on the edges in order for letters get brighter.

Take the adhesive putty
Take the adhesive putty

05

Take the adhesive putty out of the sheet.

Note: To ensure that the shabby chic letters will stick reliably and permanently to the wall, we recommend that you use adhesive putty. With this adhesive putty, you can quickly affix the shabby chic letters. And should that word become boring after a while, you can effortlessly take down the letters because it can be removed without any trace.

Knead the adhesive putty
Knead the adhesive putty

06

Knead the adhesive putty and roll the it to a little ball.

Apply adhesive putty to the letters
Apply adhesive putty to the letters

07

Firmly press the adhesive putty onto the back of the letters.

Press letters to wall
Press letters to wall

08

Position and press the shabby chic letters on the wall.

Enjoy your wall letters in the shabby chic look!
Enjoy your wall letters in the shabby chic look!

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For extraordinary decoration ideas, you don’t have to empty your wallets. Instead, you can do all of that yourself!