Three Dimensional Magazine Letters

Recently, while at the mall, I was looking in Earthbound and saw these three dimensional letters made from magazine pages. I thought to myself, “that’s easy enough!” So, I decided to make my very own magazine letter for a special friend.

Magazine Letter

Things you’ll need: Magazines to cut up for your strips, mod podge to use as glue and a paint brush. Here are a few pictures to show you my process. If you have any questions on the method just leave me a comment!

Use the paintbrush to roll your strips

I realized very soon after I’d started that the paper was way too thin to roll by hand. Helpful hint: Use a very small paintbrush to wrap your magazine strips around.

Glue the roll

Once you’ve made quite a few rolls made from your magazine strips, you’re ready to begin making your letter. You’ll need to choose a letter and cut two identical letters from a magazine. (I used the cover from my friends favorite album.) Get creative, spice it up!

Once you have your two letter pieces you can begin to glue your rolls together.

Continue until you have rows long enough to cover the width of your letter. Once your rows are long enough, you can glue them onto your letters.

Glue your magazinge rows onto your letter

Continue until you’ve covered your entire letter with rows or magazine rolls. When I finished I completely cover my three dimensional letter with mod podge just to ensure it would stay together.

Here is another picture of my finished letter.

Three Dimensional Magazine Letter

If you choose to make your own 3D letter, be forewarned…this is quite the tedious craft. Don’t give up once you’ve started…I’d love to see your finished product!


60 thoughts on “Three Dimensional Magazine Letters

  1. This is something I really like and might make my own, too! Maybe a bigger and thicker ones, to support the books on my shelves.

    • It was fairly easy, when I cut the magazine strips I made them all exactly the same width and length. Then used the paintbrush to roll them up. You have to be careful to keep the strips staying the same width while rolling.

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