Create an Ombre Crayon Letter


We have a cool DIY project that you can use to decorate your child’s room or door; the baby’s nursery; or even as a gift.

Here’s all you need to know about How to Create an Ombre Crayon Letter.

Materials Needed:

  • Wood letter cut-out, the size and font of your choice.
  • Crayons
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Razor knife
  • Cutting board or scrap piece of wood
  • Additional decorations if desired

Step 1: Gather Your Materials
This is a fairly simple and clean project. Work on a newspaper to prevent crayon shavings from messing your workspace.

Step 2: Placement
Decide on the direction you would like the crayons to face. You can have the label of the crayon displayed or not.

Step 3: Ombre
Choose the ombre colours you would like to use or even create this without an ombre look.

If you are going for an ombre look just like this picture, start with yellow crayons, transitioning to green and then finishing with blue.

Step 4: Cut to Fit
Using the razor knife, cut the crayons to match the shape of your letter. Hold the crayon over the letter, mark it with the knife and then transfer it to the cutting board to cut. Use slow, steady pressure to allow for a neat cut. Let the knife do the work.

Step 5: Close Up
Start applying the hot glue to the back of a crayon and stick onto the letter. You may be required to use the full length of the crayon if the size of the letter is quite big. Work your way up the letter cutting and then glueing each crayon in place. Remember when you’re facing your crayons to make sure to glue the end of the crayons to on the side.

Step 6: Apply Ribbon
Carefully turn the letter over and use the hot glue to apply a piece of ribbon to the top right and left corners.

Step 7: Bow
Tie the ribbon into a bow.

Hang and enjoy!

If you’re not so keen on using a cut-out letter, try using a frame instead and draw the letter you would like on the frame placeholder, and then stick the crayons onto it- like below.

Let us know if you have tried this cool idea!

Credit: Molly Mahoney