Craft: The Power of Words


Crafts—Put inspiring words on your walls this fall season to lift your spirits and to help you get in the autumn mood of warmth, love, and family. Choose any word or phrase that reminds you of the season or brings a smile to your face when you see it. I chose the word “Love” because that’s what I feel as the days get colder and everyone spends more time together indoors and for the holidays.

Love spelled out in picture covered letters

After choosing your word, find pictures that remind you of that word. If your word is Halloween related, find pictures from past Halloweens, or if it is Thanksgiving related, find pictures from past Thanksgivings and include words that express what you are grateful for.

Ideas for words:


  • Spook
  • Scare
  • Boo!


  • Thanks
  • Give


  • Live
  • Laugh
  • Love
  • Share
  • Smile
  • Sing
  • Family

From there, it’s easy.

I found simple woodcut letters at my craft store. If you’re okay with it not being as sturdy, you can cut your own out of cardboard.

Wood plank in the shape of the letter "o"

Using a foam brush, cover your letter with mod podge.

bottle of mod podge

Lay out your pictures in your desired array. Wallet sizes will probably work best for most letter sizes. Coat the pictures in Mod Podge carefully preventing any wrinkling or bubbling of the pictures.

Brush applying mod podge to pictures

After it has completely dried, cut around the edges of your letter to get the excess hang off from pictures.

Scissors cutting the excess pictures off of the letters

Repeat with the other letters in your word and you’re done! Hang however you wish. I stapled twine to the backs of my letters so they can hang but there are many other possibilities!

What are some other words you can decorate that remind you of fall?

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