Looking for a fun, inexpensive way to personalize your home? Decorative Letters are classic decor for your home. You can buy them everywhere and have your letter look just like your neighbors or… you can create decorative letters out of paint sticks for a look that is all your own.

How to Make Decorative Letters with Paint Sticks

This project is fun, easy and the best part INEXPENSIVE! I love mixing mediums and the wood sticks with the industrial looking screws and bolts are a perfect combination!

How cute are these decorative letters! They are made with simple paint sticks! These Monogram letters are an easy and inexpensive project! Industrial Decor

How cute are these decorative letters! They are made with simple paint sticks! These Monogram letters are an easy and inexpensive project! Industrial Decor

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Supplies for Decorative Letters:

Decorative Letters Instructions:

Step 1) Using your tin snips, cut off the indented part of each paint stick


How cute are these decorative letters! They are made with simple paint sticks! These Monogram letters are an easy and inexpensive project! Industrial Decor
Step 2) Lay out the sticks and, depending on what letters you are making, cut the other pieces to fit.

How cute are these decorative letters! They are made with simple paint sticks! These Monogram letters are an easy and inexpensive project! Industrial Decor
Step 3) Drill a hole at each intersecting point to hold the nut & bolt.

How cute are these decorative letters! They are made with simple paint sticks! These Monogram letters are an easy and inexpensive project! Industrial Decor
Step 4) Before fastening them together, spray paint the pieces in desired color. Let dry. Distress pieces with sandpaper if desired.

How cute are these decorative letters! They are made with simple paint sticks! These Monogram letters are an easy and inexpensive project! Industrial Decor
5) Assemble the letter by attaching the nut and bolt at each intersecting point, the nut is to the front of the letter.

There are so many possibilities with the letters. I did not like the look of a square “O” so I used small grapevine wreaths.  This made my “O”s a circle and added yet another medium and texture to my word!

Check out my short video tutorial for these awesome decorative letters!



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