I wish I could take credit for this genius idea, but I cannot.
I have been wanting to make the felt letters that are all over Pinterest, but they seem SO time consuming. Then I was going to buy them on Etsy, but for 60$, I was putting it off.
Today my best friend called with this idea, and I rushed to Michael's to get the supplies!
Here's what I used:
- wooden letters and numbers (only $3.99!!)
- roll of magnet strip
- acrylic paints (I had all of them but the glitter paints)
- paint brushes
Letters and Magnet:
There was no rhyme or reason to how I painted the letters. I knew I wanted four base colors, so I did teal, pink, mustard and green. I did about 5-6 letters of each color.
After they fronts were painted, I went back and added some detail. I made navy stripes on the green ones, grey dots on the mustard letters, and I went over the pink and teal letters with glitter paint.
When the fronts were totally dry, I turned them over and painted the backs. I didn't detail them since they won't really show.
After they were completely dry, I just cut magnets into small pieces and put 2-3 pieces on each letter and number
And that was it! I'm so glad I did this project because it only took about 2 hours from start to finish, and it was SO easy. You don't have to be a regular crafter to do this project!
I'm extremely happy with them, and I think they are much cuter than the plastic primary color letters!