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Thursday, April 18, 2013

How To Make A Name Sign Using Wooden Letters For Any Room


This impressive name board can be made to accommodate any name and color theme you wish. 
Although this is not a one, two, three "I'm done" type project, it is a very enjoyable process that is totally rewarded with the end result!

I had actually posted the name board in one of my 1st posts but never had the directions posted. Since I am in the process of making another one, I thought it would be fun to see someone else make one using a style of their own!

So please if you make one, show me, show me please!

The supplies needed:
wood letters
3 different types of paper patterns (coordinating)
(of course if you only want to use 2 patterns, or 5 patterns, I promise not to tell)
foam board, long enough to hold your letters 
embellishments (added to letters and board itself)
all purpose glue
big needle
border punch - optional
hooks or ribbon to hang 

Choose your papers. They can be a mix of solids and patterns if you like.
 Tear all the paper into strips before starting. It's okay if some are longer than others or fatter. There is no real wrong way to tear the paper.
 Dip you paper into your bowl of glue. As you lift up the paper with one hand use the other hand to pinch the paper between two fingers so that as one hand pulls paper out of glue; the other hand is pushing off the excess glue right back into the bowl.

Wrap paper around the wood letter. Anyway, just pick a spot!

 Continue that process until all the wood is covered up!

The letters need to dry thoroughly. If they are touched when they are "tacky" fingerprints will be left on the letter and it is not a nice look.

 Once your letters are dry, situate them on the board where you want them to remain.

Lightly put pencil marks for top and bottom of the letters. Make dots for where the needle should come in and out of the board to secure the letters with thread.

Remove the letters. Using a big needle poke holes through the board where the dots have indicated.

                  Replace the letters and tightly secure the letters to the board using the needle and thread. Before using thread you can also use some hot glue on the back of the letters just before placing them back on the board, one by one.

You can see the thread on the b around the bar that separates the upper circle from the lower circle.
 After all the letters are secured onto the board it is time to decorate the board itself.

Here the edges of the board were lined with strips of paper that were hit with a border punch before securing to the board.

Attach any additional embellishments to the board itself or even the letters to beautify your name board!

The last part is to glue some metal hooks on back for easy hanging. Using thick ribbon that is glued from the back on the corners would allow the board to hang nicely from the center of the ribbon.

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  1. Your name board is lovely, great job! I also love working with paper and glue.

  2. Oh my gosh that is TOO CUTE!! Seriously adorable.

    My preggers blog!

    1. You should see it in person - even cuter!

  3. Thank you Tazas y Cuentos and Bethany for taking the time to comment! Glad you like the post!

  4. Awesome baby shower present idea! Very very cute!

  5. This is a really awesome project and just adorable for a little girls room! Your tutorial is great and makes it very clear!

    Kindly, Lorraine

    1. I was worried if it was clear enough, Thank you for taking time to comment!

  6. This turned out so cute! Very creative! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Have a nice evening, Nicole!

  7. that's so pretty! i love the colors and patterns you used!

    thanks so much for the visit...and i hope you finally get some peaches off that tree!

    1. Thank you for taking a moment to comment, glad you liked it!

  8. Pretty! I love the colors and butterflies!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

    1. it was a fun project to do! thanks for commenting

  9. What a beautiful name board! I'm gonna have to try making this too! Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. My 2 girls would LOVE this! Thanks for sharing and showing how you did it.! :) I'm going to follow you. I'd love for you to visit my site if you have time.
    Have a great Memorial Day!


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