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Decorating with letters and numbers is all the rage right now, and I really like the zinc ones at Anthropologie, just not the price! I’ve seen the DIY version floating around too… Kim at Too Much Time on My Hands has a good tutorial on how she made hers, and I had most of the same materials… she used ASCP dark wax,  but I had Valspar antiquing glaze at home, so I used that instead, and loved the way it turned out.

I bought my paper mache/cardboard letters at Joann’s. They are the 8″ letters and cost $3 each. I used Krylon metallic spray paint, sanded them lightly to give them an aged look, and then finished them off with the Valspar glaze.

I haven’t decided if I will give them as gifts or add them to my Christmas decor around the house…

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