How is it already August? Does anyone else feel like summer just started?
I’ve gotta admit, I’m not ready to give up this glorious warm weather and weekend swimming pool trips.
I know that the start of the school year is right around the corner. And I’m a “there’s gotta be a silver lining here” type of gal, so the bright side to autumn creeping up on us is this….
It’s the perfect time to add some fun new decor to your playroom or homework room!
But don’t panic. I know that back-to-school season can get super expensive, so today I’m sharing an easy (and inexpensive!) DIY project that I tackled a while back that I know you’re going to love.
Months ago, I came across these gorgeous pom-pom wall letters in the J & J Design Group shop and basically fell in love. Like, my colorful decor-loving heart skipped a beat:
The only problem? The set of 16″ letters was $200.
The price was a little out of reach, and the letters were going to be too large for the space I had in mind.
My solution? A smaller-scale (and far less expensive) DIY project.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own pom-pom wall letters:
Felt pom-poms in the colors and sizes of your choice (this multi-colored package is an awesome deal)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Craft paint and a paint brush (optional, depending on whether you wish to paint the wood letter before adding the pom-poms)
When I said this was a quick and easy project, I wasn’t kidding.
Here are the simple instructions for creating your own pom-pom wall letters:
- Paint your wooden letters with craft paint in the color of your choice and let them dry. (Note that this step is optional, depending on your preference regarding the base color of your wall letters.)
- Using your hot glue gun, begin gluing the pom-poms onto the wooden letter.
- Let the glue dry.
- Hang it up and admire your handy work! (Pro tip: Hang your wooden wall letters using 3M Command Strips. I use them to hang almost every item we place on the walls in our home. They are super strong, and they won’t yank the paint off your walls if you later decide to move an item to a different location.)
See? I told you this was easy.
I actually loved this project so much, that I made pom-pom wall letters for two rooms in my home.
The first was my daughter’s bedroom, where I incorporated a pom-pom wall letter into her larger gallery wall:
And then I made some letters once again for the reading nook in our playroom::
These letters are such a fun way to add some color and a touch of whimsy to any room that your kiddos frequent.
What are some other fun and inexpensive DIYs you guys have tackled lately? Tell me below!