Quick, easy and inexpensive!



  • Wooden letters “J” and “Y”
  • Wooden star with small hole for ribbon or fishing line
  • One sheet 12″x12″ scrapbook paper or wrapping paper
  • Wreath size of letters
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Scissors, pencil
  • Acrylic paint (matching paper)
  • Sandpaper
  • Ribbon or fishing line to tie star to wreath
  • Satin (or Gloss) varnish sealer


I found my wooden letter on clearance at Michaels, they are 1/4 thick and 10 1/2″ tall.  This process will work on wooden or paper letters.  Trace each letter and on back side of paper, make sure you have the letter in the correct direction.  Cut each out, checking the fit, trim if needed.

Paint the edges (sides) of the letters and paint the backs if you want.  If your wooden letters are rough give them a light sandy first.

Brush a coat of Mod Podge on to the wooden letter, make sure the Mod Podge goes to the edge.  Place your paper letter on top, gently pushing in place, making sure of the fit (move gently if needed). With the side of the paint brush, run it gently across the papered letter pushing out the extra Mod Podge with your finger remove the extra glue. Brush on a coat of Mod Podge on top of paper, let dry.  Do the same to the star.

Once totally dry, with sandpaper, sand the edges, the wooden part up into the paper giving a rustic look.

Clear off all sandy dust, and paint a coat of clear (satin or gloss) sealer/varnish, let dry.

When dry pull a ribbon or clear fishing line through hole in star and tie onto wreath.

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