Papier Mâché Fabric Covered Letters

By Kendra McCracken

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Tools used

  • Razor-edge Softgrip® Scissors (8")
  • LED SureCut™ Folding Rotary Paper Trimmer (12")

Supply list

  • Papier mâché letters, fabric to cover letters, coordinating fabric strips for letter perimeter, scrap chipboard or cardstock, thick liquid adhesive, sponge brush or paint brush.

Three dimensional papier mâché letters are a fun product to decorate with. They can be painted or covered with paper and incorporated into the decor of any room in your house. They can also be easily covered with fabric using some very basic supplies. You'll need a pencil, a pair of scissors, an iron, and some liquid adhesive.

fabric covered letters 1

Begin by tracing the front of the letter onto the backside of your fabric using a pencil.

fabric covered letters 2

Use a pair of Fiskars scissors to cut along the pencil lines.

fabric covered letters 3

Apply a coat of thick liquid adhesive, such as Mod Podge, to the surface of the letter and adhere the fabric cut out. Smooth the fabric down to assure it is in contact with the entire surface of the letter.

fabric covered letters 4

Using a Fiskars paper trimmer, cut a strip of chipboard or heavy cardstock to the width of the paper mache letters. Cut strips of a coordinating fabric to twice the width of the chipboard strip and long enough to wrap around the perimeter of the letter. Center the chipboard strip over the fabric, fold the fabric over the strip, and iron to crease.

fabric covered letters 5

Adhere the fabric strip to the edge of the letter.

fabric covered letters finished

And the fabric covered letters are now ready to be put on display.