Giant "P" Cardboard Letter.

Giant Cardboard Letter Tutorial

Okay so I did this Cardboard Letter tutorial back in 2015 on Blogger! It’s so easy, and comes in handy for so many different things I decided to reshare! Here is what you need:

  • 12x12 Cardstock of your desire pattern/color

  • Cardboard Box (a shoe box can work as well, or a old diaper box)

  • Mod Podge

  • Foam Paint Brush

  • Scissors

  • Letter or image you want to trace

All of these supplies can be purchased at your local craft store, or through Amazon.

 Recently my fiancé and I (now HUSBAND <3) moved from our old, outdated townhome, to a more spacious, modern duplex. Thousand times better!! Anywho, my daughter Penelope's FIRST birthday shoot was around the corner; and I had no props or any idea what the theme would be. 


So of course I headed to over to Pinterest for some ideas and I see so many big cardboard letters and thought "I can easily make these". After all I already had a million cardboard boxes from moving, ha!! So I began!


I headed to Michaels to buy some cardstock (most of it only cost me about 10 cent a page) and also some Mod Podge. The Mod Podge is a must to give your letter a nice shine and to attach the cardstock to the cardboard. 

I purchased the Gloss Mod Podge for the extra sheen!

I purchased the Gloss Mod Podge for the extra sheen!

Let’s Get Started:

To start off, I used a previous big wood letter P I purchased from Michaels to make my template to cut out on the cardboard. You could probably just print off a huge block letter from google, cut it out and trace it on the cardboard if you do not have wood letters on hand.

Letter P was purchased at Michaels, but I am sure you can find them at your local craft store.

Letter P was purchased at Michaels, but I am sure you can find them at your local craft store.


Here's a picture of the “P” after I traced it on the cardboard and cut out. You will also want to do the same for the cardstock.

Tadahh. It does not have to be perfect. If you want you could always go over the rough edges sharp knife, or sandpaper. I left mine as is :)

Tadahh. It does not have to be perfect. If you want you could always go over the rough edges sharp knife, or sandpaper. I left mine as is :)


I then applied Mod Podge to the cardboard to get ready for my cardstock placement. After I finished applying the Mod Podge, I gently line up the cardstock "P" on top of the cardboard "P". 

*HINT* to get better results and ensure that your letters match up, you can apply Mod Podge to a small area, and press the paper on, and continue to do this until the cardstock is all on the cardboard. 

*HINT* to get better results and ensure that your letters match up, you can apply Mod Podge to a small area, and press the paper on, and continue to do this until the cardstock is all on the cardboard.

*HINT* to get better results and ensure that your letters match up, you can apply Mod Podge to a small area, and press the paper on, and continue to do this until the cardstock is all on the cardboard.



To get that nice, finished sheen coat, especially if you are using these letters for props you will want to apply a thin, even coat of Mod Podge over the cardstock. This will also help the props last.

YOU’RE DONE! YAY!

Princess Penelope on her 1st Birthday &lt;3

Princess Penelope on her 1st Birthday <3


The Letter turned out so cute, and fairly easy to make; I decided to make the word “One” to match her next outfit change!

Princess Penelope &lt;3

Princess Penelope <3


I do not think I will need to make a video tutorial on this, but if you feel I should let me know below in the comments!

Happy crafting and please share pictures of your final projects!

P.S. It has been 3 years and this letter is still standing! I have it hanging in the girl’s room for decor <3.