Sign of Hope: DIY Decorative Paper Mâché Initials or Wall Sign

Friends, I am always one to keep it real. Typically, when I post a DIY, it’s because I was able to get in, get it accomplished, and move on with my life. These are the types of projects I live for…and this project is NOT one of those!

If you are looking for a QUICK go of things, just tell me how adorable this project is and move on. I spent three quarters of a day and created a lot of mess with this cutie! However, if you are looking for an EASY go of things, I would say that this sweet little sign is rather simple, as long as you have some patience and are willing to relive your paper mâché days from elementary school.

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My Sign of Hope project can also be used to create other words or initials to hang in a nursery or family den. (There are pictures of both ideas a little later in this post.) If you decide to give this one a try, I suggest you find a friend to share your craft time with and use the following process:

Collect Your Supplies

20170105_102756 Scrapbook Paper

20170105_102814 Decorative Ribbon

20170105_102901 Decorative Flowers

20170105_102936 Cardboard Letters

20170105_103539 Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

20170105_103555 Mod Podge & Paintbrush

20170105_103610 Tape

20170105_103619 Glitter Paint

Get To Work

1. Hand shred, or tear, scrapbook paper of choice into strips.

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2. Dump generous amount of Mod Podge on plate and pick paper strip placement.

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3. Remove paper strip and generously coat letter with Mod Podge.

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4. Place paper strip over wet Mod Podge.

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5. Generously coat entire paper strip with Mod Podge.

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6. Generously apply Mod Podge to edge of paper strip and repeat until letter is coated.

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6. Repeat on letters of choice and set aside to dry.

7. Use steps 1-7 to apply additional, single paper strips in design of choice on other letters.

8. Hot glue decorative flowers in design of choice.

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9. Paint letters of choice with glitter paint.

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10. Hot glue decorative ribbon in design of choice to letters of choice.

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Display Your Final Project

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5 thoughts on “Sign of Hope: DIY Decorative Paper Mâché Initials or Wall Sign

    1. Thanks, Prairie Wife. This is actually a gift for a friend, but I’m thinking about doing another full name for Baby B’s “big girl room” when we transition!

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