DIY Letter Board

4 Materials
2 Hours

Learn how to make a wooden DIY letter board with a few simply supplies from the craft store. You can use this letter board to display fun sayings during the holidays or any time of year! This fun DIY project looks totally professional and can be made in just a few hours
Share all your feelings with this DIY letter board. Got something to say? Spell it out this holiday season for all to see on this fun Christmas project. Sure, you can buy a letter board, but where’s the fun with that? When you make something yourself you guarantee that no one else will have the same one as you.
  • 9 x 9 wood plaque- Purchased at Hobby Lobby
  • Squared Dowel Rods 3/32 x 3⁄8 x 36” and 5/32 x 5/32 x 24”-Can find other sizes at most craft stores
  • Paint I used white paint – White acrylic paint was used but you can use any paint or stain
  • Sponge brush or paint brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wood letters.
Start by painting the wood with a brush in a well ventilated area. If you would rather stain the wood, follow the same steps below except stain as normal. Remember to wipe stain off if used. Apply the paint or stain in the direction of the grain of the wood. Allow paint to set and dry.
Cut the wood to size. Craft wood can often be cut with a razor knife but you can use a table or hand saw if you prefer. Cut the dowels into three, 7 inch lengths.
Glue the wood together. First, place base piece of wood flat on surface.Next, grab the thicker and glue to base.
Once dry, glue the smaller dowels to the larger ones along the outside edge. This is used to support wood letter tiles to prevent them from falling off.
Place wood letters on sign.
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  • Melinda Record
    Melinda Record
    on Dec 25, 2020

    So CLEVER, CUTE and ADORABLE! Such a great idea and a nice alternative to the conventional signage, letter boards. And your instructions are terrific!

    Thank you very much for sharing and inspiring!

  • Flipturn
    on Dec 26, 2020


    Scrabble letters are also available on eBay and Amazon, but some folks might not want the numbers on the letter tiles. The ArtMinds alphabet tiles used for this project are plain, without the numbers.

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