Simple DIY Wood Letter Board Project Tutorial

We have been in the deep freeze here with a big snowfall, too! It sure makes 
you want to stay inside, if you can! So it was a good time to work on a project!
If you're like me you have lots of projects in mind, that you just haven't 
taken time to do. I thought I would do one of those!

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"



 I have long wanted to do a project with the wood calendar boards 
you see all the time at the thrift store! There are many great 
inspiration projects on Pinterest. I've linked my Pinterest Signs board
for your convenience, so you can see some of them.

I found these thrift store boards, just waiting to be transformed.

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

First you dismantle the pieces you don't want on the board.

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

You can make them look however you want...any color. 
I went with painting a black and wood board, and a solid white board.
That way you can use them in different decors and in different ways.

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

These could easily be used as regular letter boards...using whatever letters you have on hand...game letters (i.e. Scrabble, anagrams) hardware store letters, etc.  
I have a large array of letters from my Junk Bonanza selling days, 
and love using them in projects.  Or you could simply print out words 
on cardstock from your printer, and slide them in the slots!

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"


Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"


I decided to use the black and wood board in a more permanent way...
a Birthday Board!  We have a large family, and I wanted to have 
a very visible monthly reminder of birthday dates.

I glued some letters at the top to spell out "Birthday Fun" and used letters to abbreviate January.  Then the slots below can display family members 
names and day.  I can change it out for each month.

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

I love how it looks!

The second board will be used for seasonal decoration, and letterboard use.  You can find many letterboard sayings on my Letterboard Fun Pinterest board!

I decided to play around with some boards for Valentine's Day!
The original display hooks were kept on this board, 
as I figured they would come in handy...

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

One hint I can give you...some of the boards have wider letter channels.  I simply took some wood dowel pieces and painted them white and set them in the channels.  That way I could use some smaller letters.

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

Here's another style...

Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"


I know I'll have fun with these boards all year long! 
They would be fun gifts to make, too!

Please pin...
Simple DIY Letter Boards- "It's simple to make your own inexpensive wood letter boards with this tutorial from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog"

I hope you will be inspired to create your own board!

Until next time...


26 comments

  1. You always come up with the best ideas! Have you moved to the lake yet?
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! Lots of Pinterest inspiration lol!
      We are at the lake much of the time now, but not totally...

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  2. These are amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever come across anything like these boards. Wonderful ideas, tho!

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    1. Thanks so much! I usually find them in the section where they have miscellaneous wood accessories and shelves...

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  3. I like both ideas! I especially need that birthday board - love it!

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  4. this is such a fun project. Love the idea of a seasonal board! Just pinned it. I've just never seen any of these around, guess I've missed the adorable potential!

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    1. Thank you, Debra! I really want to make a church attendance/hymn board, too! They are a lot of fun to make!

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  5. Those are seriously ADORABLE! Great minds think letterboard alike. :) Love the dowel tip!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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  6. Linda, I saw your darling boards on IG and had to drop by. I just love this idea!

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    1. Thank you, Angie! I'm looking forward to making more of these!

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  8. I now have a case of vintage letter envy, Linda! These are awesome;definitely an improvement from their befores!

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    1. Thank you, Lora! I can't seem to pass up vintage letters! They're fun to use in projects!

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  9. I don’t think I will ever look at these boards the same way again! Now I’ll be on the lookout for one! I love how you decorated them!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! I know what you mean...I see them as a great base for a lot of projects now!

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  10. Well this is fun! I never would have thought of this. Great project Linda!!

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  11. Both boards are wonderful, Linda. Such a sweet idea and you could use them for so many things.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia! I can't wait to use them in other ways, too!

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