DIY Color Block Metallic Letter Desk Ornament

Jun 4, 2021


Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's guide on creating a beautiful and eye-catching DIY Color Block Metallic Letter Desk Ornament. In this comprehensive tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to transform a plain wooden letter into a stunning desk decor piece that will elevate your workspace and add a touch of sophistication.

Materials Needed

  • Wooden letter (choose your preferred letter)
  • Masking tape
  • Paintbrushes
  • Acrylic paints in metallic colors (gold, silver, copper, etc.)
  • Clear acrylic sealer spray
  • Newspaper or drop cloth

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Preparation

Start by preparing your workspace. Lay down a newspaper or a drop cloth to protect the surface from any paint spills. Ensure that your wooden letter is clean and free from any dust or debris.

Step 2: Masking Tape

Using masking tape, create geometric patterns or color sections on your wooden letter. You can opt for horizontal, vertical, or diagonal stripes, or even create a chevron or zigzag design. The possibilities are endless! Make sure the tape is firmly pressed down to prevent paint bleeding.

Step 3: Applying Metallic Paint

Select your desired metallic paint colors and start applying them to each section created by the masking tape. Use different brushes for each color and apply multiple thin coats for a smooth and even finish. Allow the paint to dry completely between each coat.

Step 4: Additional Layers

If you want to add depth and dimension to your design, consider layering different metallic colors or adding accents of a contrasting color. Experiment with different techniques such as dry brushing or blending for a unique look.

Step 5: Remove Tape and Final Touches

Once the paint has dried, carefully remove the masking tape to reveal the clean lines and crisp edges. Take a moment to touch up any areas that may need it. Once you are satisfied with the overall appearance, allow the ornament to dry completely.

Step 6: Sealing the Paint

To protect the paint and ensure its longevity, use a clear acrylic sealer spray. Apply a thin and even layer, following the instructions on the sealer spray can. Allow the sealer to dry completely before handling the ornament.

Step 7: Display and Enjoy

Now that your DIY Color Block Metallic Letter Desk Ornament is complete, find the perfect spot on your desk to proudly display it. This unique decor piece will add a touch of elegance and personalization to your workspace, making it an inviting and inspiring environment.


Congratulations on creating your own stunning DIY Color Block Metallic Letter Desk Ornament! This creative project, brought to you by The Poker Club at West Houston, allows you to express your unique style and elevate your workspace. Enjoy the process of making this personalized desk decor, and let it inspire you as you pursue your passion for gambling and poker.

Dan Schulz
Stunning transformation! ✨
Nov 8, 2023
Sagi Solomon
The metallic finish brings a touch of luxury to the desk ornament.
Oct 28, 2023
Angela Turley
I can already envision how the metallic colors will enhance my desk decor.
Oct 27, 2023
Chris Dewolfe
The combination of color blocking and metallics is so eye-catching.
Oct 26, 2023
Mike Harris
The metallic colors bring an exciting and artistic touch to the desk ornament.
Oct 23, 2023
Barbara Teszler
The finished product will definitely be a conversation starter on my desk.
Oct 22, 2023
Hermann Klement
The metallic accents would make the desk ornament really stand out.
Oct 20, 2023
Place Holder
Great tutorial! Love how this adds elegance to any desk.
Oct 18, 2023
Scott Arkills
Such a unique way to make a desk ornament pop with color.
Oct 4, 2023
Rona Tison
The metallic hues will definitely add a touch of glamour to my workspace.
Sep 28, 2023
Marco Soldera
I've been looking for ways to make my desk more stylish - this could be it.
Sep 2, 2023
Rebecca Slattery
I've been wanting to add more metallic accents to my office space - this is perfect!
Aug 27, 2023
Kyle Elrod
I love how this DIY project offers a way to personalize and beautify a desk space.
Aug 13, 2023
Patrick Culligan
Adding metallic accents to a desk ornament is a brilliant idea.
Aug 12, 2023
Rip Reynolds
The color blocking technique really makes the letter stand out.
Jul 8, 2023
Mark Pierce
Love the idea of using metallic colors for a modern touch.
Jun 19, 2023
Rob Sprumond
I appreciate the detailed instructions on how to achieve the metallic effect.
Jun 14, 2023
Mark Honigmann
The metallic finish will give the desk ornament a beautiful and polished look.
Jun 7, 2023
David Shreiner
The end result will definitely be a stylish addition to my desk decor.
May 20, 2023
Raziha Woolard
I'm looking forward to adding a bit of shine and color to my desk with this DIY.
May 19, 2023
Pia Chon
The metallic finish will bring a touch of opulence to the desk decor.
May 17, 2023
Charles Blackmon
The metallic colors will definitely make my desk look more elegant.
May 10, 2023
Tom Kemp
Excited to create a one-of-a-kind desk ornament with this inventive project.
May 10, 2023
Giuseppe Belfiore
The metallic hues would definitely add a sophisticated touch to any desk.
May 2, 2023
Katie Smithson
The metallic finish really takes this DIY project to the next level.
Apr 21, 2023
Brian David
Color blocking with metallics will definitely make the desk ornament pop.
Mar 21, 2023
Summer Ruggi
This DIY project seems like a perfect way to add a personalized touch to my desk.
Mar 19, 2023
Jay Linsell
Excited to turn a simple wooden letter into a stunning desk ornament.
Mar 2, 2023
I had no idea a wooden letter could become such a chic desk accessory.
Feb 27, 2023
Renan Seminari
I've always enjoyed DIY projects, and this seems like a fun one to try.
Feb 3, 2023
Kathy Barta
Definitely considering this DIY project for adding a personal touch to my desk.
Jan 17, 2023
Geoff Oberhofer
The metallic finish has a way of making the desk ornament look so luxurious.
Jan 8, 2023
Greg French
Color blocking with metallics is a brilliant way to add dimension to a desk ornament.
Dec 31, 2022
Kim Irvine
The metallic color combination will make the desk ornament look so vibrant.
Dec 21, 2022
Random James
This DIY desk ornament seems like a great way to personalize my workspace.
Dec 11, 2022
Georgina Kearney
This is a great way to add a bit of glam to a workspace.
Nov 20, 2022
Nicolas Delapo
The step-by-step instructions make it so easy to follow along.
Nov 7, 2022
Anthony O'Connell
Can't wait to see how the metallic colors will transform the wooden letter.
Oct 17, 2022
Michael Lopez
The metallic colors will surely give my desk a contemporary and sleek look.
Oct 6, 2022
Petra Zimmann
Excited to add a pop of color and shine to my desk with this DIY project.
Oct 3, 2022
Casey Jackson
Can imagine this DIY desk ornament adding a pop of color to my workspace.
Sep 29, 2022
Kaz Monazzami
This would make a thoughtful and personalized gift for someone.
Sep 25, 2022
Jodi Alperstein
The metallic finish adds a touch of elegance to the desk ornament.
Sep 21, 2022
Yazan Said
I'm excited to see how the metallic colors will bring the letter to life.
Aug 31, 2022
Tom Alexander
The metallic finish creates a look that's both modern and elegant.
Aug 29, 2022
Andrew Matheson
I've always loved the idea of personalizing my desk, and this seems like a great way to do it.
Aug 14, 2022
James Wemett
Great tutorial! Can't wait to try this out.
Aug 10, 2022
I love how the metallic colors bring a modern vibe to the desk ornament.
Aug 10, 2022
Cristiana Cris
The metallic finish creates such a luxurious look for the desk ornament.
Aug 3, 2022
Paul Ryan
The metallic accents will surely give the desk ornament a contemporary edge.
Aug 3, 2022
Teresa Beam
The color block effect adds a modern flair to a classic wooden letter.
Jul 24, 2022
Caren Becht
The metallic finish will surely catch the eye and add sophistication to any desk.
Jul 20, 2022
Chris Giffen
Looks like a stylish way to personalize a desk space.
Jul 18, 2022
Paul Young
Such a simple yet effective way to spruce up a plain wooden letter.
Jul 17, 2022
Toby Parsons
Getting crafty with metallic colors sounds like a fun and rewarding project.
Jun 26, 2022
James Lindstrom
The combination of color blocking and metallics is so visually appealing.
Jun 24, 2022
Tim McLane
I appreciate the detailed guidance on achieving the metallic effect.
Jun 16, 2022
Jeffrey Johnston
Looks like a fun and creative project for a weekend afternoon.
Jun 13, 2022
Chris Bunch
Excited to transform a plain wooden letter into a stylish desk accessory.
Jun 7, 2022
Randall Lundy
Color blocking with metallics will definitely make the letter standout on my desk.
May 23, 2022
Jason Pistillo
Color blocking with metallics is so on-trend right now.
May 11, 2022
Kevin Expert
This DIY project has inspired me to get creative and add some modern flair to my desk.
Apr 17, 2022
Changwoo Park
What a cool way to liven up a desk with metallic shades.
Apr 16, 2022
Ross House
Adding a personal touch to desk decor is always a good idea.
Apr 4, 2022
Mary Wenker
The color blocking technique creates a visually appealing effect.
Mar 22, 2022
Arshad Malek
Looking forward to putting my own spin on this desk ornament with metallic colors.
Mar 17, 2022
Sharlet Evans
The color blocking technique will add a modern touch to my desk decor.
Feb 22, 2022
Tj O'Dell
I'm excited to give this a try and get crafty with metallic colors.
Feb 19, 2022
Edward Whelan
Can't wait to give my desk a stylish upgrade with this unique ornament idea.
Feb 11, 2022
Matthew Heuer
What an elegant and creative way to enhance a desk space.
Feb 5, 2022
Thomas Alascio
Looking forward to trying out this creative and stylish desk decor idea.
Jan 28, 2022
John Clark
I love how this DIY project allows for personal expression through color and design.
Jan 15, 2022
Looking forward to personalizing my desk with these striking metallic colors.
Jan 10, 2022
Paul Vaca
A stylish and personalized desk ornament is definitely on my to-do list now.
Dec 25, 2021
Robert Maupin
The color blocking technique will undoubtedly make the desk ornament look chic.
Dec 23, 2021
Woodrow Sullivan
Color blocking with metallics seems like a creative way to transform a plain wooden letter.
Dec 2, 2021
This seems like a perfect way to add a touch of personal flair to my workspace.
Nov 11, 2021
Osa Hou
Can't wait to add a touch of color and shine to my desk with this unique project.
Nov 6, 2021
Allen Lu
The metallic finish will undoubtedly make the desk ornament a standout piece.
Nov 5, 2021
Seth Harrison-Mayor
I love how this DIY project combines creativity and functionality.
Nov 5, 2021
Kyle Holdt
The finished product would make any desk look so chic and stylish.
Nov 1, 2021
Jonny Hawkings
Color blocking with metallics is such a clever way to decorate a desk ornament.
Oct 26, 2021
Kate Powell
I never thought of using color blocking for desk decor. Very creative!
Oct 23, 2021
Yashwant Nagar
Feeling inspired to get creative with color blocking after reading this article.
Oct 16, 2021
Jonathan Carlsmith
The metallic colors will definitely add a touch of sophistication to my desk space.
Sep 2, 2021
Britta Engstrom
This DIY project is a great way to add a personal touch to my workspace.
Aug 24, 2021
Alan Johnson
The color block effect with metallics will make the desk ornament so eye-catching.
Aug 2, 2021
Michael Paulos
I can't wait to see how the metallic colors will reflect the light on my desk.
Jul 23, 2021
Barbara Gordon
The step-by-step guide makes it easy for anyone to create this stunning desk ornament.
Jun 25, 2021
Helen Kkwong
Looking forward to experimenting with metallic colors for a glamorous desk upgrade.
Jun 18, 2021