Hey there, crafty friends! Ya know how pinatas are all the rage right now?? Well, how about pinata styled marquee letters used as fall DIY decor? I just love them! They have that fun fringe feel without all of the mess. These were a really inexpensive project to make too! Just a few Darice paper mache letters, cardstock, and fringe scissors!
- Darice Paper Mache Letters
- Fringe Scissors
- Red, Yellow, and Orange 12 x 12″ Cardstock
- Red, Orange, and Yellow Craft Paint
- Darice Paint Brush
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
I ordered the letters to spell the word FALL, but you can create this project with any phrase you like!
To get started with the fall DIY decor letters, first paint the paper mache letters the same color as the paper you are going to cover them with. You really only need a single coat of paint since your fringe will cover up most of the letter.
Next, use your fringe scissors to cut strips of paper measuring 1″ tall and 12″ wide. You will need about two full sheets of paper for each letter. It really just depends on how much coverage you want, and which letter you are covering. I covered the font and sides of my letters, but not the back since they are going on my mantle.
Use your hot glue gun to adhere the paper, and slightly “fluff” the fringe as you go.
Repeat the same process on fall DIY decor letter. It’s really fun to see them come together!
For the top and sides of each letter, wrap them like you see below. I did not put fringe on the very bottom of each letter, but I did if the letter had an underneath side.
Last step! Use some low tack adhesive if you need your fall DIY decor letters to stand up straight. I just rested mine against the wall above my mantle, and I just love how they look there! So clean and simple for fall.
Check out this alternative idea for decorating your paper mache letters for fall: paper mache DIY fall decor.
Happy fall, friends!
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Natalie is a wife and mom to four fabulous children. Well, except the last one. She’s a bit of a stinker. Natalie is a full time crafter, thrifter, blogger, photographer and creator of Natalme.com. She has a studio in her home where she likes to hide from her children and watch Netflix on her iPad. I have done everything from being a power seller on eBay, to selling handmade goods and upcycled furniture at local boutiques and art fairs. In her free time, she volunteers for the Circle of Love Foundation and the Special Needs Youth Athletic Foundation, all in hopes of one day being forgiven for her constant use of profanity.