Faux Anthropologie zinc letter
May 1, 2012
Since my son's nursery has a bit of an industrial feel to it, I really wanted to get one of those zinc letters from Anthropologie to hang on his wall. But since they run about $18 per letter, I decided to take the cheaper route and make a faux one.
This was perhaps the easiest DIY project I've tackled in a long time (it took about 5 minutes). Here's how you do it:
- Purchase a paper mache letter (I found mine at JoAnn's, but had to drive to a “super” JoAnn's because they aren't sold in the regular stores). The 12-inch one I purchased was only $4.49.
Purchase one can of metallic silver spraypaint for $4.19 ($6.80 plus a 40% off coupon).
- Spraypaint the top and sides of your letter. I did two coats and held the can close to the letter to make it blotchy in spots, just like the real Anthro letters.
That's it! I told you it was easy. And it only cost me $8.60 as opposed to $18.