LOVE Letters {DIY Faux Antique Brass Letters}

Happy day to you! I hope you are having a great week so far. We’re almost to the weekend! 

I’m just sitting here sipping my coffee and admiring my Valentine’s Day mantel. We’re just a little over a week away from the day of all things love and hearts! One of my favorite parts of my mantel display are the gold LOVE letters. I’ve been itching to make more faux letters ever since I tried my hand at zinc-like letters this past summer. This time I aimed for an antique brass look. There is something about gold paired with red and pink that makes it feel a little more fancy and festive to me. :)

L-O-V-E : Valentine's Day MantelThis is such an easy craft and could translate into many other ideas. All you will need are your paper mache letters {mine are from Hobby Lobby}, oil rubbed bronze spray paint, metallic gold spray paint, and sandpaper or a sanding block. 

LOVE letters : Faux antique brass letters #tutorialI just used paints I had on hand in my stash. 

LOVE letters : Faux antique brass letters #tutorialStart by covering your letters in a coat of the oil rubbed bronze paint. Allow the paint to dry per the instructions on the can {usually 20 minutes}. 

LOVE letters : Faux antique brass letters #tutorialOnce the paint is dry, spray the letters with your metallic gold paint.

LOVE letters : Faux antique brass letters #tutorialOnce the letters are completely dry, you can lightly sand them with a bit of sandpaper or a sanding block. Just sand enough to scuff them up a bit and allow some of the ORB paint to show through. This will create that worn look of antique brass. 

LOVE letters : Faux antique brass letters #tutorial

 

LOVE letters : Faux antique brass letters #tutorialI’m obsessed with this craft and the possibilities are endless! Letters could be made for any holiday {like JOY or NOEL for Christmas}, your child’s name for their bedroom, a favorite phrase or your initial in your bedroom….the list could go on and on! Where would you put some faux metal letters? 

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LOVE letters : Faux antique brass letters #tutorial