Anyone else loving the current letter board trend? I sure am! Today I’m sharing the most simple of ways to create the look with my super easy felt letter board tutorial!
Truth time – I have been wanting to make a letter board for a while now but if you’ve looked around in Pinterestland – the DIY versions look somewhat time-consuming. I may eventually make a felt wrapped dowels version but in the mean time, I’m thrilled with this little faux version.
I was walking around Joann’s Arts and Crafts a few weeks ago and found this ribbed felt staring back at me.
I was immediately inspired! Isn’t this the perfect texture and look for a letter board!? I sure thought so! Join me as I take you through all the steps!
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Here is what I used for this project:
- Small piece of 1/4″ plywood (see cut list below)
- 1″x2″ piece of wood (see cut list below)
- Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine (8.5″ platform – this is larger than the Platinum 6 that I typically use for my projects)
- Say It Like You Mean It Steel Rule Die
- White felt
- Gray ribbed (corduroy) felt
- Hot glue gun
- Wood glue
- Finish nails
- Miter or circular saw – I use THIS ONE and I love it!!
- 1 – 6 5/8″ x 8 6/8″ piece of plywood
- 1 – 6 5/8″piece of 1″ x 2″ piece of wood
- 2 – 8 6/8″ pieces of 1″x2″ wood cut at 45 degree angles
- 2 – 6 5/8″ pieces of 1″x2″ wood cut at 45 degree angles
- 1 piece of gray ribbed felt 6 3/4″ x 9″)
Step 1: Cut your letter board wood pieces
Cut all frame pieces and letter board with your miter saw.
Step 2: Stain your frame
I used Rustoleum’s Worn Navy for this project and I just LOVE this stain!!
Step 3: Glue frame together
Once your stain has dried, go ahead and glue your frame together. Let glue dry while you work on the rest.
Step 4: Cut your felt and glue to board
Cut a slightly larger piece of felt than your plywood letter board face. Glue along the edges of the wooden board with hot glue.
Step 5: Cut out felt letters
Cut out white felt letters with your Platinum machine and your “Say It Like You Mean It” steel rule die. Your sandwich will be clear acrylic plate + die + white felt + clear acrylic plate.
Step 6: Assemble letter board
Add remaining piece of wood to the back of your letter board with wood glue and pocket screws if possible. You may also want to reinforce your frame with brad nails.
We used this cute little board for our back to school pictures this morning (their first day back)!
There are just so many different ways to use and personalize this letter board!
That’s it! It’s such a simple project that really makes a statement!
Make sure to tag us on Instagram if you decide to make one of your own. We would love to see it!
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