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50 mins

Decorating Letters

Posted by GMC Group Published See GMC Group's 304 projects » © 2023 Leisure Arts / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · Reprinted with permission from Leisure Arts, Decorating Letters© 2016, RRP £5.99. Available from all good bookshops.
  • Step 1

    Always allow paint to dry between applications.

    Use the craft knife to carefully cut 10% the front face of the letter, leaving a small rim along each edge.

  • Step 2

    Paint the entire letter with Metallic Silver. Use a dry stencil brush to randomly apply Maui Sand to the letter for a weathered look.

  • Step 3

    Plan the placement of the lights in the letter and make a mark where each light will come through the letter from the
    back. The marks (holes) cannot be further apart than the distance between lights on the string, but not so close that
    the ping pong balls will touch. Use the craft knife to cut a small hole at each mark. Insert the lights from back to front
    through the holes. Wrap any excess lights under the wires and tape down on the letter back.

  • Step 4

    Use the craft knife to cut a small “X” in each ping pong ball. Slip a ball over each light.

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