Put a modern spin on traditional holiday door decor with cardboard letter forms and tree cuttings. Wrap each branch around the letter form, securing the two together with floral wire or hot glue. Once the entire surface of the form is covered, add ribbon along the top and hang.
Above Lily's crib hangs her name made from basic white letters dressed up with ballet slipper pink ribbon. This is an excellent way to personalize a nursery with affordable, easy-to-find materials. A similar look can be achieved with metallic house letters or numbers found at leading home improvement stores.
Put scrap wood to use as letter bookends. To make, use letter stencils and pencils to mark the surface of the wood. Next, guide a jigsaw along the traced letter. Use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges before placing the letters at each end of a bookshelf.
Alex Ray, of Five Senses Art Consultancy, was inspired to illustrate a move away from technology back to the basics of communication through an installation of hand-cast bronze letters and ancient symbols, as seen at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. An overhead view from the staircase shows the letters tumbling down a white wall where dark brown hardwood floors are accented by a yellow carpet runner.
Looking for a unique take on holiday place cards? Marian Parsons places a glittered chipboard letter in a pinecone to create personalized place settings for each guest. To get the look, use an artist brush to apply school glue to both sides of a traditional chipboard letter. Then sprinkle silver glitter on the letter until both sides are entirely covered. Marian suggests adding adhesive magnets to the back of each letter for inexpensive and practical party favors.