DIY Designer Letters

Welcome to the TCB Celebrate Summer Series! Today, I have Heather from Whipperberry  guest posting today who stuns me weekly with her talent!  Today she’s sharing how to make DIY Designer Letters. After you make them, head to her site to learn how she makes them into light up Marquee letters! Enjoy!!!


Hello all you Today’s Creative Blog friends! I’m heather from WhipperBerry and I’m thrilled to be here hanging with Kim and all of you!

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I just adore Kim and everything that she does. She is one talented lady who is a BLAST to hang out with. She truly inspires me everyday!

Today I’m sharing part one of my Designer Letters project…

Designer Letter by WhipperBerry

I love decorating with words and to be able to create your own with your own flair is fabulous. Not only that, but it’s the fraction of the cost of, let say… buying stylish letters at Anthropologie. Plus, you have total control over what your letters look like and what they say.  A few years ago we had the wonderful opportunity to take our girls to Paris and since then, they have all been in love with the word Amour. So, it’s a perfect word to decorate our house. The nice thing is that with this project, YOU get to pick the word that has meaning for you and your family.

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how to create your own designer letters


Take your craft knife and carefully remove the top of the letter…

Use a craft knife to cut the top off your letter form

It looks like it’s hard, but it’s really quite easy, so don’t be intimidated…

Remove the top of the letter form

Once you have the top removed, clean up the edges a bit and spray paint the letters with the gold paint. Next, take the top of the letter and use it to trace the shape of the letter onto the scrapbook paper…

Use the top of your letter form to trace the letter onto the paper

Cut the paper a little bit smaller than the actually letter that you traced, that way it will fit into the letter form. Use your glue or double sided tape to secure the paper into the letter form…

Add the paper to your letter forms

That’s about it… You now have some very stylish letters that will look fabulous anywhere in your home!

DIY Marquee Letters part 1

Now this is just part one for this project… Come on over to WhipperBerry to see how I add lights to these letters to turn them into stylish Marquee Letters for an even bigger POP!

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Thanks Kim for inviting me over to play today! I hope you are all having a fabulous SUMMER!!



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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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  1. Jerri C. TN says

    How perfect. I am so doing these letters TODAY!! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy 4th.

  2. Libby Greenham says

    Wow these are fantastic, completely inspired! Hopefully I will be able to get the letters somewhere in the UK x