While on the set of Restaurant: Impossible, the designer Cheryl gave me this set of 3 paper mache letters and said “Do what you do best, make them pop”.  I took the challenge and went to work.  The result were eye-catching DIY letters that made quite a statement at the Double H Ranch.

diy lettersWhen you only have 36 hours and a very limited budget all projects must be quick and inexpensive. Tape is an inexpensive way to create patterns to walls, furniture and home accessories such as these DIY letters.


Paper Mache Letters Supplies:

diy letters

diy letters

  • Latex paints in assorted colors (I used the same paint colors I used on the Herringbone Stenciled project)
  • Paint trays or plastic bowls to hold paint

Paper Mache Letter Instructions:

1)  Using the 1″ & 1.5″ tape, create a pattern on the paper mache letters.  I taped them off using the same method I used for the Painted Oars Project

diy letters

2)  Burnish the tape with a credit card or edge of a paint stick to keep the paint from seeping underneath the tape.


3)  Paint each of the letters with the latex paint colors.  You may need 2 coats for some of the colors.  Let dry.

diy letters

4)  Carefully pull the tape off the letters.

It is that easy! The geometric look of these letters really make them stick out. The greatest thing is you can personalize these however you would like. You can make any straight pattern and use any color of paint that works for your decor.

Be sure to check out all the projects that we covered at the Restaurant Impossible Holiday Special at the Double H Ranch.

Make a strong geometric statement with these DIY designer paper mache letters using painters tape and paint. Easily adjust to your own style and decor.
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