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7 Stunning Ways to Decorate with Typography

We'll spell it out for you: Decorating with letters and numbers gives everyday items instant personality.

By Judy Prouty; Craft styling by Suzonne Stirling

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Decorated bench
James Baigrie
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Here's how: Create a design using a favorite font (here, Modern No. 20). Reverse (or flip) your image before printing onto iron-on transfer paper. (It took three sheets to create the pattern for this bench.) Cut around the printed numbers as close to the edge as possible and arrange on fabric. Iron the numbers directly onto the fabric cushion following the manufacturer's directions.

Tip: If you have a bench with a pop-out cushion (like this one), you can select any fabric, choose a design, then re-cover the bench with your printed fabric.

Martina bench, $229, ballarddesigns.com

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