Tuesday, October 11, 2016

DIY Wooden Letter Board

If you search the hashtag #letterboard, on Instagram, you will be flooded with images of clever sayings and funny quotes. You will see felt letter boards, and wooden letter boards.  

I love the felt letter boards, and I also love the wooden letter boards! I had to give the diy version of this a shot, and it turned out better than expected!

I got all my supplies at Michael's.

You will need a piece of wood as your backing. You can use whatever you want.

I made two sizes, so I got two different boards.

You will need letters. I bought 3 bags of the small letters, because you need that many if you re going to spell many words.

This one set of the large letters worked for the larger board. It came with plenty of letters.

You will need balsa wood. 

You'll need 2 sizes.

1/8in. x 1/8in.

1/16in. x1/4in.

Cut your balsa wood to size with scissors. according to the size of your back board. Lay it out to make sure it looks nice. 

Use your letters as spacers.

Glue the square to the bottom of the flat piece in the middle.Then glue the, "shelf," to the board, using the letters as spacers. Some of the letters are bigger than others. Make sure to use the tallest ones as spacers.

The first time I did this, I used way too much glue, and had to scrape it away with a razor. The next time I did it, I only used a little bit of glue, and didn't meed to do any scraping. You learn as you go.

I am in love with how it turned out!

I made a large one, because it was so fast, inexpensive, and easy.

It looks great with my Halloween Decor, and it was fun to add in the little wooden characters (also from Michael's).

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!


1 comment:

  1. Love the how cozy and seasonal this project is! Crazy about the quotes too!