Some time ago, I purchased these 3D cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby. I didn't immediately know what I'd do with them, but I knew I wanted them to hang in my craft space one day. If you recall, earlier I mentioned that I intended to decoupage them, but later I decided against that when I stumbled upon some toile contact paper at the Dollar Tree. Yes, the paper was $1. And with said roll of contact paper, I was able to cover all of the letters.
The contact paper didn't adhere like I wanted so I added spray tacky glue. My other challenge was getting these letters on the wall. Initially, I didn't want to put fresh holes in the wall. After the Command Strip debacle, I just decided to rig up my own hanging system.
How to Cover 3D Cardboard Letters
- 3D letters
- contact paper
- spray adhesive
- thumb tacks
- push pins
- paper clips
- Lay letter face-down on contact paper.
- Cut the outline of the letter on the contact paper, making sure to leave an edge to fold over the sides of the letter. Several strips may be needed to completely cover the letter on two of the dimensions.
- Remove the backing of the contact paper. If your contact paper isn't properly adhering, lightly spray it with spray adhesive. Then "wrap" the letter with the contact paper as if wrapping a present.
- To hang the letters, adhere a paper clip to the back of each letter using a thumbtack. Then place a pushpin in the wall and hang the paper clip from the pushpin.