Monday, September 30, 2013

Guest Blogger - The Crafeteria - Fabric Covered Decorative Letters

Hi Someday Crafts readers! I'm Tal from The Crafeteria and I'm so excited to be here today! I'm 30+ years old (but still a kid at heart), a mother to three little ones. We live in a small village not far from Tel Aviv, Israel's cultural capital (and one of my favorite cities in the world!). We moved here about 4 years ago, after 8 years in Taiwan & China.

When we moved to our new place, the wall above my daughter's bed seemed empty. I wanted to hang something there, but didn't know what. That was when I saw cute decorative letters, and decided to make those for her. It's pretty simple, and I prepared an easy tutorial so that you can make them too!

Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

You can use store bought wooden or paper mache letters for this project, but it's so much fun to make these yourself, so I'll teach you how to do that.

For the letters you'll need -
A piece of cardboard
Empty toilet rolls
X-Acto knife
Glue Gun

Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

Using the cardboard, trace your chosen letters, twice of each, and cut them.

Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

Draw parallel lines on your empty paper roll, about 2.5 cm (1") apart, then cut.

Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

Using hot glue, glue your circles onto one of the letters.

Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

Then apply glue to the other side of the circles and place the other letter on top. The hot glue dries quickly, so work fast and gradually.
Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

Cut a few strips of cardboard (if you're using regular cardboard box, make sure to cut the cardboard perpendicular to the waves).

Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

Using these strips and glue gun, finish your letter. It doesn't have to be very accurate, as we're going to cover it with batting.
Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

Let it dry for a few minutes, then you can move on to the next step - cover your letter with fabric!
For that, you'll need -
Your letter (obviously...)
Some sort of batting
Spray adhesive
Piece of felt

Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

Cut the fabric and batting to match the shape of the letter. As we're going to work with curves and corners, make sure you leave enough fabric for mistakes. Place the batting on the letter and the fabric on the batting. Using the spray adhesive, glue the fabric to the back of the letter. This part can be kind of tricky - each letter and its own problems...

A few words about working with spray adhesive - Spray from a distance of 20-30 cm (8"-12") on wrong side of the fabric and on the back of the letter, wait 10-30 seconds and carefully apply fabric onto letter. If you have wrinkles, lift fabric and apply again.

Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

Now to the back of the letter - cut a piece of felt a bit smaller than your letter, then use the spray adhesive to apply onto the back of the letter.
Fabric Covered Letters Tutorial

That's it! You can now hang your letter or word on the wall. Since they're made of cardboard, they're super light, so it shouldn't be a problem. You can glue a loop of yarn to the back or just use double stick tape.

If you like what you saw, please stop by The Crafeteria and say hi!
Thanks again Someday Crafts for having me today :)

You can also find The Crafeteria on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Bloglovin' and Etsy, and visit our Pinterest group board - you can pin your projects onto this board, and maybe get featured on our weekely Pinterest party!

Thanks so much to Tal for guest posting for us! I love that the letters are completely customizable. You can make them any size or font. Be sure to stop by The Crafeteria and check out all of Tal's other amazing projects!!
If you're interested in guest posting here at Someday Crafts, feel free to send me an email at We would love to have you!


  1. Great tutorial Tal. I love this idea. I think I want to make some for my grandkiddos.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for having me again :) And thanks Maywyn and Regina for your kind words!


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