Share All Your Feels on a DIY Letter Board
As you may already know, we dig throwbacks pretty hardcore around here. From these ’80s-inspired sequin roller blades to good old fashioned ‘90s TV dinners, we love to glean inspiration from iconic blasts from the past. Now let’s talk letter boards. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE and we are loving it! Although hard to pinpoint the origin of the letter board, they have been around foreeeeeeeever and we are stoked to see them gaining mainstream popularity. TBH, they can be little pricey and they’re sold out a lot, so in true DIY spirit we decided to try and make one ourselves. Turns out it’s super easy!
Materials and Tools:
Time to get started.
First things first, using your handy dandy hot glue gun, attach the wooden dowels to the cardboard frame insert, about ⅛ inch apart from each other. Accurate spacing is v important so the letters fit into the slots you are about to create. I recommend you measure and mark the spacing with a pencil.
Now that all the dowels are attached, it’s time to grab your felt and metal ruler. Apply hot glue to the cardboard in between the wooden dowels. Use the metal ruler to push the felt flush into the spaces.
Continue attaching the felt to the cardboard until the entire board is covered.
Pro tip: Use one ruler to hold down the felt you just glued onto the cardboard and the other to smooth down the new section you just glued. See GIF above!
Trim the excess felt and place in the frame. Your letter board is now complete and ready to make all your dreams come true! We had so much fun coming up with ways to style this baby.
Inspirational quotes to remind you that you can do anything!
Because it’s always a good day to have a good day!
Get punny with it!
Make a QT to-do list!
How will you style your letter board? We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Show us by tagging us on Instagram and using the hashtag #britstagram.
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DIY Production and Styling: Cassidy Miller
Photography: Brittany Griffin
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