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Create your own color block letters to hang on a gallery wall.
Gallery walls are popping up everywhere in homes and so are color block letters. This DIY project is a perfect way to show you how to create a color block letter to add to your gallery wall or to display on a shelf in your home.

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  • How to make a letter. Diy Color Block Letter - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials to start creating your own color block letter!

  • How to make a letter. Diy Color Block Letter - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place a piece of wax paper on a flat surface. This will give you an easy clean up once you are done with your letter.

  • How to make a letter. Diy Color Block Letter - Step 3
    Step 3

    Apply the stain to your letter using the foam brush.

  • How to make a letter. Diy Color Block Letter - Step 4
    Step 4

    Allow your stain to sit for a few minutes.

  • How to make a letter. Diy Color Block Letter - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wipe off the excess stain with a paper towel and let the stain dry for at least an hour.

  • How to make a letter. Diy Color Block Letter - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once the stain is dry, create a diagonal line on your letter using painter's tape. Firmly press the tape down and make sure it wraps around to the back.

  • How to make a letter. Diy Color Block Letter - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using a paintbrush, apply the white paint by brushing away from the painter's tape.

  • How to make a letter. Diy Color Block Letter - Step 8
    Step 8

    Apply 2-3 coats of white paint.

  • How to make a letter. Diy Color Block Letter - Step 9
    Step 9

    After applying your last coat, carefully peel off the painter's tape before the paint is fully dry. This will prevent the white paint from peeling off the letter. Once the paint is dry, spray paint a coat of the gloss lacquer over the entire letter.

  • How to make a letter. Diy Color Block Letter - Step 10
    Step 10

    You're letter is ready to be displayed!

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