DIY Letter Board

Part Marquee + Part Letter Board = 100% InstaFabulous

Well, hello there! Today I’m sharing a tutorial for my latest project: a DIY Letter Board.

DIY Marquee Letter Board

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I’d been wanting to take on a fun project, and was initially inspired by the marquee signs that are all over Instagram these days. Totally cute, but just not something I can envision in my home as a permanent fixture. I’ve also been crushing on all the beautiful felt letter boards out there, but they are out of my price range.

So as usual, I improvised.

I started with leftover particle board from Dub’s engineer prints project.

Then, I bought some strips of Balsa wood from the craft store. I bought two sizes: 3/8″ wide, and then a much smaller square strip.DIY Marquee Letter Board

I cut them to size to fit the width of the board, then glued them together like this.diy-letterboard-marquee-five-marigolds

I used wood glue to attach them to the board evenly spaced.

Then we finished it off with a DIY wood frame, similar to DIY projects in Dub’s room and Eve’s Room.

Using some clear, flexible¬†crafting sheets, I cut them to size and affixed 4″ vinyl letters. (I’ve also heard this works great for the sheets).

DIY Marquee Letter Board

The result? If the marquee and letter board had a baby, this is what I think it would look like.DIY Marquee Letter BoardDIY Marquee Letter Board

DIY Marquee Letter Board

Word to your mother.DIY Marquee Letter Board

What do you think of my DIY Letter Board? What would your letter board say?

20 thoughts on “DIY Letter Board

  1. Lauren Riemer says:

    This would be on cute in a guest room too! You could add a wakeup time or like Internet password or a cute welcome message.

    • fivemarigolds says:

      Hi Kathryn, I mostly used my Rotary Cutter but have also used a sharp pair of scissors (I find myself cutting new/more letters over time!). The plastic is thin enough that it cuts through easily!

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