Making your own decorative plaster of paris letters is such a quick and easy DIY! All you need is some plaster of paris powder and a mould and you can create all sorts of words to decorate your home with. I initially just wanted to make my kids names but am now hooked and made some more for the living room and bedroom as well.
What you need:
Put some of your plaster of paris powder in a bowl, add some water (roughly 3:1) and mix until you get a smooth consistency. You don’t want your mixture to be too thick or thin so you can pour it nicely into the mould.
Spoon the mixture into your mould. You can use a knife or spatula to even out the surface and get rid of any excess material. You need to work fairly quickly here as the mixture sets quite fast. I also suggest cleaning your bowl and spoon straight away before the plaster dries out.
Let your letters dry. I let mine dry for 2 hours roughly just to be on the safe side but you could probably take them out sooner.
Once they are dried carefully pop the letters out of the mould.
If you have any “untidy” edges, you can carefully remove them with your fingers or a knife.
You can then either leave your letters plain or paint them with acrylic paint.
I made my children’s names to put into their nursery, LOVE for our bedroom and RELAX for our living room so far and am already thinking about what else I could make. This could also be a lovely gift idea, don’t you think?
If you give these DIY plaster of paris letters a go I would love it if you shared your creations on Instagram with me. Please make sure to tag me so I can repost in my stories.
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