Book Page Letters: Tutorial

A few weeks ago when I was shopping at the local craft store I spotted these letters for real cheap. I picked up all the letters to spell out "HARRISON". At first I had several different ideas on how to decorate these letters - maybe paint, or use yarn or even use scrap paper.

Being on a budget, I wanted to use all my resources without spending a dime. I had a dollar store book left over from a previous project and mod podge from the Ballard Artwork project.

Finally, I came up with using torn book pages and mod podge to decorate the letters.

:: Dollar Store Book ::
:: Mod Podge ::
:: Paper Letters ::
:: Sponge Brush ::

(Directions for one letter)
[STEP ONE] Take several book pages and rip them into small pieces...several as in atleast 50 pieces or so.

[STEP TWO] Apply Mod podge to the letter and start layering the book page pieces. Add more mod podge to the top of the scrap pieces.

[STEP THREE] Keep layering until the entire front of the letter is covered (don't forget the sides!)

Let this dry overnight.

Tie ribbon to the back and hang!

I really want to add silver glitter stars to the letters to give them a little more punch...Of course Daniel doesn't think glitter should go near a boys room. We will see how that turns out!!

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  1. Say What? Are we reading each others minds. I just made book page letters for my son's room last night!I even used those same base letters as you! How funny-love it!


  2. Wonderful project, I love monograms, I have created a few of my own, the last one covered with moss. I became your follower, beautiful blog.
    Have a fantastic weekend!
    XXX Ido

  3. This is adorable!!! It has so much potential, too!

  4. Cute,cute, cute! I have been wanting to do something like this, and now I know how! Genius.

  5. Thanks so much for all of the comments!

  6. This is super adorable. I need to make one of these!

  7. Looks great! I just posted recently about covering a cardboard "E" with scrapbook paper for my daughter. Great idea using the book pages.

  8. I've done the letters with scrapbook paper but this is such a nice twist! I'm your newest follower from the linky party. Hope you stop on by as well!

  9. Very cute! I like how this gives the letters a vintage, shabby chic look.

  10. I love monograms. Great Idea. <3, new follower

  11. This is really cute, and I love mod podge! Found you from the blog hop party. I am hosting a newbie party now, and your blog qualifies.

  12. this is such a darling idea! thinking i'm going to try this with our last name!

  13. Thanks for joining my newbie party..please add my link or button to your post:)

  14. Oh i love this! So cute and simple. Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Love this.
    I'm doing an alphabet wall for Lucy, and I'm definitely going to use this for one of the letters!!!
    (stopping in from Not Just a Housewife)

  16. I did something just like this! Love it!

  17. Ooooh, I love this! As an English major, it's right up my alley...except I would have a hard time ripping the book pages. I'll have to grab one of my old college textbooks that I didn't Anyway, love it! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower.


  18. WOW... I've made these with scrapbook paper, but I love the book idea!

    Love your blog and am your newest follower.

  19. LOVE this. so cute and a great idea.

    new follower!

  20. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This is a neat and easy to do project with my girls.

  21. I have so many ideas for these letters running through my head. They are just awesome!

  22. I found your post on HOH and I'm so excited that I did! I tried something similar to this (rolling cut-up strips of old textbooks and hot gluing them on the letter) and it turned out disastrous! I'm going to try this now and hopefully it will be better. Thanks for the tips! (I'm a new follower)

  23. VERY cute! I did this with music sheets and loved the result! This would be so cute in my little boy's room. Love it.

  24. Lovely project. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays


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