Video: a homemade stylized mail carrier

Video: a homemade stylized mail carrier

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Instead of scattering the letters received throughout the house, it is better to equip the entrance with a letter carrier! And not just any model. We want it beautiful, design and unusual. This is precisely what the editorial team suggests you achieve with a medium board and decorative letters!

Watch the video :

Level: way Completion time : 2:30 Indicative cost: 25 € Necessary material : 1 medium board + 1 cleat + decorative letters in paper: L, E, T, T, R, E, S

Step 1: create the composition with the letters

- Place the letters forming the word "letters" alluding to the mail on the medium board so as to create a graphic composition - Trace the outline of the letters while keeping a margin of 3 cm - Trace the rounding around the letters placed at the ends - Saw the plank following the marks drawn with a pen - Sand the edges

Step 2: create a formwork

- Replace the letters on the board - Take the dimensions of the bottom and sides of the composition - Transfer them to the cleat to create the formwork - Saw the cleat and sand the edges - Nail the cleats on the board - Paint the whole in white - Leave to dry for 2 hours - Apply strong glue to the letters then paste them on the surface of the formwork - Position the letter carrier against the wall The little extra decoration: to accentuate the relief formed by the natural shade of the decorative letters on the medium board, paint their edges (right or left side as desired) in black. Creation: Véronique Antelme-Rambaldi