Anthropologie Metallic Letters

These faux zinc letters are the perfect touch to your nursery or kids room… and they cost about $18 (per letter!) at the store. The good news: they’re super easy to make at home. Even better news: They’re light enough to hang over a crib or a changing table!



  1. Paint each letter black in a thin coat and let dry.
  2. Using a sponge brush, paint a thin coat of silver on the letters. I like to paint in a criss-cross kind of pattern which gives the painting some texture and helps create the zinc look.
  3. Attach metal brads to give the letters a more finished look. Use an exacto knife to make a small slit and stick the brad in. Use velcro or double-sided tape to hang.