These plain papier mâché letters are découpages with red-and-white gingham and polka-dot paper. The letters are then finished off with decorative bands of contrasting ric rac braid and tiny buttons to create these festive NOEL letters. They look striking lined up on a mantel piece or table.
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You Will Need
Stick a paper square or rectangle
onto the letter by applying a thin layer
of découpage glue to the letter and
pressing the paper firmly into place.
Continue to layer the paper around
the letter, overlapping the pieces so
that none of the background color
shows through. Carefully fold the paper
pieces over the curved edges of the
letter shape. Leave to dry. Repeat for
the rest of the letters.
Cut a length of white ric rac braid
to fit around the sides of each of the
letters, and glue into position. You may
find it easier to use a hot glue gun to do
this. You can also decorate the sides of
the letters with small red buttons.