DIY Color Block Initial Desk Decor

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I’m currently in the process of creating a studio for myself from scratch (exciting!) after moving in out new flat. And while it’s so great to see a space slowly coming together, I don’t love things to be too flat or lacking in personality! This is why I’m having fun finding new creative ways to decorate such a personal space with cute little meaningful decor ideas, and even DIY objects I created myself – just to make it even more personal!

Wooden letters made into signs are such a trend right now, and a great way to add a personal touch to any space. So, after finding a “G” letter (my initial!) in the discount area of my local craft store, I decided to give the trend my own spin. You might know by now I love all things shiny and metallic, so why not creating a DIY color block metallic letter office desk decoration out of it?

This is so quick and fun to make, and you can totally customize it with your favorite combination of metallic and solid colors! Keep reading for a step by step tutorial to create your own too!

DIY Color Block Metallic Letter Materials

DIY Color Block Metallic Initial Desk Decor



1. Spray paint the wooden letter first: make sure you cover a surface with old newspaper foils and lay the letter on top. Paint it on both sides until completely opaque. Let it sit for 4-5 hours or overnight to make sure the paint is completely dry before proceeding.

2. With a ruler and a pencil draw a diagonal line on your letter that will indicate where the new color will begin.

DIY Color Block Metallic Letter Draw Diagonal Line

3. Apply some paper tape or washi tape making sure it follows the line on the side where you won’t use the new color. Do the same on the other side and along the inside depth of the letter.

DIY Color Block Metallic Letter Apply Tape Diagonally

4. Apply the white paint using a large brush. You may need a few coats for it to be completely opaque. Then, once fully dry, carefully remove the tape to reveal the color block effect.

DIY Color Block Metallic Letter Paint In Contrasting Colors

As simple as that! And you’ll have a fully custom and personal cute ornament for your desk, studio or whatever space you prefer to place it in. Let me know in the comments if you give it a try!

DIY Color Block Metallic Letter Initial Desk Ornament Tutorial

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