How To Make Pottery Barn Knock Off Fabric Covered Letters

We’ve started the process of turning my 9 year old daughter’s room from a little girl room to a big girl room. We’ve painted, moved around furniture and started decorating a bit. I am a HUGE Pottery Barn Kids fan, but I’m not a huge fan of their prices. If you’ll remember, I was able to makeover our playroom to look a lot like a Pottery Barn room for a fraction of the cost. (and I mean a very SMALL fraction!)   And now, I’m recreating their awesome fabric covered letters with this How To Make Pottery Barn Knock Off Fabric Covered Letters tutorial!

How To Make Pottery Barn Knock Off Fabric Covered Letters

When checking out design ideas for Ella’s room, I came across these awesome fabric covered letters in the Brianna Bedroom in my latest Pottery Barn Kids catalog. BUT, I didn’t want to pay the price it would take to get them. So, I decided to create my own!

Here’s what you need:

  • Wooden Letters for name
  • Material to covered letters
  • CraftBond Tacky Glue
  • Elmer’s Multipurpose Spray Adhesive
  • X-ACTO Gripster Knife

I headed to Michael’s to pick up some letters that were regularly $3.49 each – but with my store coupons, added up to only $2.09 a piece! (Gotta love those coupons and sales!)  I also picked up some fabric (on SALE!) at JoAnn’s and was on my way to custom, fabric covered letters to perk up Ella’s walls for close to nothing!

How To Make Pottery Barn Knock Off Fabric Covered Letters

First, I cut out squares roughly the size of each letter and covered the letter with Elmer’s Multipurpose Spray Adhesive, and attached the fabric to the letter. When they were completely dried, I used my X-ACTO Gripster Knife and cut out the shape of each letter and slits where there were rounded edges so that the material would lay flat. Next, I sprayed more of the adhesive to the letter edges and smoothed and pulled the material around the letter. I also used a dab of CraftBond Tacky Glue here and there on the spots that needed some extra coaxing to lay down. That was it! Simple, really!

How To Make Pottery Barn Knock Off Fabric Covered Letters

I’m really happy with the way that they turned out! I’m not a huge “crafty” person, but I would say I’m kinda creative so I have a bunch of projects planed for Ella’s room makeover and will be sharing them with you along the way! For now, here’s a sneak peek…

How To Make Pottery Barn Knock Off Fabric Covered Letters

Not bad, huh?!

I’m always looking for budget-friendly ideas to decorate around my home! Check out my Pinterest DIY board for more great ideas and tips!

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  1. I would build a birmdhouse, using some of this.

  2. susan smoaks says:

    i would like to work on a scrapbook with this past Christmas’ pictures

  3. Diane Baum says:

    The memo board please

    1. HI Diane – you are a winner of 1 Spring DIY Kit. Please email me your address!

  4. Jennifer Barr says:

    i love the idea of those letters! I’d probably do that for in my daughters room 🙂

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  5. I love the fabric latters. It looks beautiful!!

  6. Happi Shopr says:

    I love making my own cards so all the pieces would come in very handy. I love the fabric covered letters you did.

  7. Tina Reynolds says:

    I am wanting To make my daughter a custom toy box so this would come in handy

  8. Christal Couturier says:

    I would make the wine rack with the Elmer’s Glue-All

  9. I like that Elmer’s is starting to focus on grown ups that want easy & fun crafts, I love the decoupage table on their site. Good way to utilize family souvenirs.

  10. First thing I would use these Elmers products for is to recover a chair I bought second hand. Spray on glue makes tacking down the material WAY easier, but I can’t find any in my tiny town right now.

    I love how your letters turned out, they’d make a PERFECT baby shower gift!

  11. Nancy Meyer says:

    I would use the exacto knife to make some homemade stamps!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  12. My daughter has an elaborate lamp shade design for the glue kit.

    She would put a net over a balloon and put glue on it to dry, that way it takes the shape of the balloon. Then she wants to spray it with glue and put sand on the net. She would also use glue to put on starfish and shells on it.

    Sounds great. She’s so creative!

  13. Elmer’s Glue-All is fab for making home-made fray check. Just put a wee bit in water, mix, and apply!
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  15. Oooh! I would love to make the fabric covered letters! We are decorating our nursery right now, and this would be perfect! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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  16. Your letters turned out beautiful!

    If I were to win, I’d use the glue with the kiddos on the fun little projects we like to do together. 🙂

  17. My hubby is completing what he calls “the ultimate challenge!” He’s building an exact scale replica of the Eiffel Tower without using any plans or schematics. He’s basing it off photograps and using micron measurements and balsa wood to build the whole thing by hand. When he’s done, its going to go into a competition… He goes thru a lot of glue and Xactos, so it’d be nice to refresh his larder.

  18. My daughter likes to take wallpaper scraps,glue it to a wooden box and then decorates her bedroom
    walls with it-the wallpaper scraps match the paint on her wall she uses different patterns-really turns out cute-inexpensive way to its cheaper because her dad makes the boxes for her thanks

  19. we’ve been talking about making a pinata for our annual memorial day family camping adventure…

    1. HI Ashlely -you are a winner of 1 Spring DIY Kit. Please email me your address!

  20. D Schmidt says:

    I would use the Craftbond Extra Strength Glue to create a Photo Collage for my son, he loves pictures but being two I do not like him handling them!

    1. HI D – you are a winner of 1 Spring DIY Kit. Please email me your address!

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