DIY Super Hero Wall Letters
Oh, Yes! it is craft time once again in the non-crafty world of Danielle Elwood Dot Com! Haha! And this time, I didn’t lose any fingers, narrowly escaped lighting the house on fire, and of course learned a new word from my mother in the process.
I really thought she was making shit up when she called my project “decoupage”. I guess you learn something new every day. I found this on Pinterest, and just HAD to do it!
Anyway! I headed out to the local comic book store and picked up a couple comics in my kids favorite super hero characters, and of course grabbed a couple I knew as a kid. Then the crafting began.
Originally I was only going to make 9 letters. Camden and Ben. When reality set in, I decided to make CAM and BEN. I am glad because I didn’t it took about one comic book per letter. Just so you know too, while many comic book stores do have dollar bins, many do not include the cool characters your kids will want on their letters. At least mine didn’t.
After spending 25 minutes looking for dollar comic books and only finding two. I went to the normal new release shelf. All the comics were priced as is on the cover. Most being $3.99. In the end, six comic books came to about $23. I am still deciding if it was worth it. Although I am sure once they are home and I see the smiles on their faces when they actually see the letters, it will be.
What You Will Need:
- Comic Books
- Wooden Wall Letters
- Mod Podge
- Sanding block
- a Straight Razor
- Paint Brushes or Foam Brushes
- Some type of finish
Also, be sure to cover the surface with newspaper or something because I promise, you will get shit everywhere! Nothing worse than accidentally gluing pieces of comic books to your new dining room table, right?
So what you want to do is cut out the best pieces of the character from the comic, then a couple little BAM or POW’s. And basically make a collage on the letter.
Then comes the next step. Trimming with the straight razor, or whatever you choose to use to cut closely before sanding! This is where the entire process gets the most tedious. Please, do not try this with wine. Ha!
After sanding comes the finishing. I suggest taking your letters outside onto a driveway type surface for this. The finish typically is not for indoor use, and may leave a stain on the surface if you do not properly cover it.