Leather Nailhead Trim Letter

Brook is back with an easy project to add a little texture to a little man’s space with her faux leather nailhead trimmed letter that she made for her boy’s dinosaur room.  This is a very simple project that can be made in less than an hour.

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Hi IC readers! It’s Brook from BeingBrook and I’m so excited to show you how to make a faux leather wall letter. My 6-year old has a dinosaur bedroom and claims that it feels EXACTLY like dinosaur skin!



Paper Mache Letter

Upholstery Nails

Faux Leather

Mod Podge

Coordinating Paint


1. Paint your paper mache shape a similar color to the faux leather you chose.


2.  After the paint is dry it  over and trace the front onto the wrong side of the faux leather.


3. Cut out the leather.

fauxleatherletter4 4. Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge onto the top of your letter.

fauxleatherletter55.  Carefully place your faux leather fabric onto your Mod Podged letter. Smooth out any wrinkles and bubbles.


6.  Push your upholstery tacks into the edges. I found it best to push in towards the outside at an angle so that you weren’t stressing the edges of the cardboard.


Tip: If your letter is going to be accessible to little fingers that might try to pick the tacks out you can put a little dot of hot glue under the tack before pressing it down.


fauxleatherletter9I love the texture of the faux leather.


Thanks for letting me share my dinosaur skin wall letter! —Brook

Join Brook on her blog this week as she unveils more of the room and shows you the little details that make this room the perfect dinosaur room for her 6-year old boy.   Here is a little sneak peek of a portion of the room with his desk makeover and curtains.





  • http://www.hillcountryhomebody.blogspot.com jessica@hillcountryhomebody

    Love it! Oh the awesome things you can do with those cardboard letters!

  • http://sugarnspiceinthelandofballsnsticks.blogspot.com/ laxsupermom

    Love the texture of the leather and nailheads! So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  • Debra of Capersofthevintagevixens.blogspot.com

    I abxolutely love your idea!!!I am going to try it:) Thank you sooooo much for the inspiration:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  • http://andbabiesmakenine.blogspot.com Suzanne

    That is amazing!!

  • http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com Laurel Ann

    This is such an awesome idea! I think we’re going the dinosaur/monster/creature route with my husband’s 18 month old’s room, so this would be a fantastic idea to add some (Laurel Ann approved) pizzazz to his walls! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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