Spread messages of love, joy, hope, and peace when you decorate with these printable letters decorated with washi tape. Simple cuts and folding create dimensional blocks that stand on their own. And they’re even faster when you use a cutting machine and our SVG cut files!
Once an adult cuts out the pieces, kids can decorate the inside of these letter blocks with washi tape. Of course, they can embellish the words with other materials too. Paint, sequins, crayons, stickers, or even patterned paper pieces would work great!
Let’s add some cut-out cheer to this time of year!
what you need:
- Cutting Machine (optional)
- Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
- Washi Tape
- Glue Stick
- Printable message template (PDF)
- Message template (SVG)
Print the PDF on cardstock and cut out the rectangles. Use a craft knife to cut out the letters.
If you’re using a cutting machine don’t print the PDF file, but use the SVG files to cut out the shapes.
Use the knife or a scoring tool to lightly score the lines on the cut out shapes.
If you cut the shapes with a cutting machine, they won’t have scoring lines. Instead, score lines at the following measurements, starting on the edge closest to the letter end: 3/4″, 3-1/4″, 4″, and 6-1/2″.
Fold the cardstock on the scored lines so that the letter reads correctly. On the printed version, the scoring lines should be on the inside of the folded shape.
Add washi tape to the inside back of the folded letters blocks. Make stripes of tape or overlap it in small pieces. You can also decorate with other materials if you’d like.
Spread some glue on the smaller side tab of the block. It’s the one that’s attached to the back.
Press and hold the overlapping sides together to finish your letters.
These words of Christmas (which also work other times of year) look great on their own or as a group. There are so many ways to arrange them!
They’re even a fun way for kids to practice their spelling skills. Mix them up and let the little ones arrange them into the correct words.
Stand them up on the fronts of bookshelves or window sills. Or stack a few of them to make a display. However you show them off, may these words and meaning behind them fill your life this season!