DIY Lace Block Letters

IMG_2894Greek girls love their sorority insignia more than they love rhinestones (which is a lot). Your letters are something to be proud of, which is why these DIY lace block letters are a great project for any sorority girl.

Sarah Dinell, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, made this craft for one of her sisters.

“The great thing about this project is that you can really customize it however you want,” Dinell said. “You can make it your own by using a different color of paint or a different color of lace.”

It’s a new yet simple twist on a classic crafting project, and here’s how you do it!

Step 1: Find an old piece of cardboard and use a ruler to cut a square out of it. You can make the square as big or as little as you want, depending on how big you want the letters to be.

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Step 2: Paint the cardboard black, or any color that you want. Let it completely dry before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Pick out some lace and wrap it around the cardboard, using super glue or masking tape to secure it in the back. Lace comes in a variety of different colors, so feel free to be creative when picking out your lace!

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Step 4: Buy small wooden letters that represent your sorority, and paint them the same color you painted the cardboard, or whatever color you want. Once they have completely dried, you can make unique additions to the letters.

“I added a small pink bow to the ‘D’ because I wanted it to stand out and look different,” Dinell said.

Step 5: Tape or super glue the letters to the cardboard squares and you’re done!

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Kristen Hwang, a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, praised Dinell on her project.

“Sarah showed me the letters when she was done and I thought it was so awesome,” Hwang said. “I will definitely be making letters like this sometime soon!”

Keep it crafty!

DIY Sorority Letters

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In need of a gift for one of your sisters? Thankfully, you can never go wrong with DIY wooden letters. You can go to your local crafting store and find wooden letters that represent your sorority in a variety of different shapes, sizes and colors.

“They’re so easy and fun to make,” Chi Omega member Brooke Mitchell said, “Plus they look really nice once they’re finished.”

Step 1: Go to an arts and crafts store; places like Hobby Lobby have a large selection of wooden letters for a decent price. Pick the letters that correspond to your sorority, or you can even order customized Greek symbols online. Try to find letters that are either white or natural colored because they will be easier to paint over.

Step 2: Pick out a bright color of paint and put about 2-3 layers of paint on the letters. Make sure to paint the sides of the letters as well!

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Step 3: Find some fun felt stickers or mini flowers to decorate the letters with. If you can’t find any felt stickers, get any sort of embellishments and attach them to the letters using super glue or a hot-glue gun. Try organizing the embellishments in a creative way and use a variety of colors that compliment the color of the letters!

And there you have it! If you want to make the letters a little more interesting, you can add stripes or polka dots in a different color of paint, or you can add rhinestones, every sorority girl’s favorite add-on.

“You can never have too many letters, so it’s always the perfect gift for any sister,” Mitchell said.

What sort of embellishments do you usually use for your letters? Do you have any techniques or tricks? Is there another DIY project you’d like to learn how to do? Comment below and let me know what you would like to see next!