Hanging Wooden Letters

December 18, 2006 - 10:04am

Hanging Wooden Letters Difficulty: Difficulty 3/5 (3/5)


  • Wooden letters
  • Ribbon
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Staple gun
  • Hammer
  • Nails
Hanging Wooden Letters Supplies


  1. Purchase wooden letters from your craft store. They usually come in a couple different fonts. I have chosen the word "BATH" to use in my bathroom.
  2. Using a small piece of sandpaper, smooth all the edges of the wooden letters.
  3. Lay out all of your letters on a piece of newspaper. Pour some paint and start painting your letters. I used regular water-based craft paint. You may need at least two coats to get the color the way you like it. Be sure to paint all the edges as well. Painting the back of the letters is optional since you will be hanging them. Hanging Wooden Letters
  4. After the letter have dried you will want to cut your ribbon. The length of the ribbon will vary depending on how far you want them to hang or if you want them in alternating lengths. I cut my ribbon to 24".
  5. Next, you will need to tie a knot or a bow in the ends of your ribbon. I do this before I staple the ribbon on because I want to know where the center is after the knot is tied. This makes it easier to staple to the wood and get it centered.
  6. Using your staple gun, place the ribbon where you want it and staple it into place. Hanging Wooden Letters
  7. After you have all the ribbons attached to the letters, decide where you are going to hang them. Measure your space and make sure they are evenly spaced on the wall. Make marks with a pencil on the wall for your nails.
  8. Hammer small nails into the wall where you want your letters to hang
  9. Hang the letters from the nails with the knot of the ribbon sitting right on the nail. You may need to do a slight bit of adjusting to get the letters to sit the way you want them. Hanging Wooden Letters
  10. I did these letters in one color, but you could always make patterns or designs on the letters or do each letter in a different color. These are great for a child's room hanging over their bed or on the wall. You could even put some words in your family or game room...play, family, fun. The options are limitless. Have fun with this project!
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WOW! I love these!!! Way

Posted by Becky (not verified) on November 26, 2007 - 11:12pm

WOW! I love these!!! Way to rock these girl!

Thank you so much for these

Posted by Kate (not verified) on December 6, 2007 - 2:21pm

Thank you so much for these instructions very easy to follow. I am making this project for my 18-month old nieces room. Originally I planned on buying them ready made...until I saw how much they cost! I just need some guidance on attaching the ribbon and came across your site. The pictures really help. Thanks!


Posted by Andrea on December 6, 2007 - 3:28pm

I am so glad I could help! That is what this site is here for! Good luck! I would love to see how they turn out!

Great idea!! We love seeing

Posted by Wooden Letters (not verified) on March 23, 2010 - 11:27am

Great idea!! We love seeing how people are decorating using wooden letters. They are not just for a baby's nursery. Keep up the good work.