I hope you are all having a great week! Today I will be sharing a super easy project! This one can be customized for any room in your house and I have done all the hard work for you! I have been thinking of a fun way to do my son’s name for his room. You guys know me… I wanted something cheap, easy and of course, so cute! So… I created these great printable letters to get the job done.
And guess what? You get them for free too! Woohoo! Who out there likes free? Yah. Me too!
These are 8×10 prints that can be easily printed from home or a photo place (like Walmart, Walgreens, etc.). Just click the letter you want to print below, and then press print from your browser bar up top. Easy peasy. Oh… And free. 😉 These are the 8×10 letters, and I will be posting everything in 5×7 as well later.
And here are numbers 0-9, an ampersand and a heart…
And don’t worry… If the project I am sharing with mine intimidates you, these can also be printed and put in an 8×10 frame just like this…
Let me show you how I created my son’s letters for his room! This is such an easy project.
I started with 1×12 whitewood or pine board. You can get these in 4′ pieces at Lowe’s which makes them super easy to throw in the car. They are right around $6 for a 4′ piece which will make 5 letters. Here is a picture of my little helper assisting me with picking up our wood. Come follow us on Instagram!
For each letter you will cut a piece of your 1×12 at 9″ long. His name has 6 letters, so I cut 6 pieces of 1×12 at 9″ long. Here they are below.
You can have the hardware store cut your wood for you, or you can use a cheap and easy hand saw like this one…
I used my Ryobi 10″ Compound Miter Saw for my cuts. I had all of them cut in minutes.
Now for stain! I used my favorite stain for mine…
This stuff is the bomb. It is a 1 coat application, and dries in under an hour. LOVE.
While those were drying, I printed my letters I needed and used scissors to cut them out. I like printing these on white cardstock. You can also use plain printing paper, kraft paper or photo paper. I just like the look of the cardstock best.
Before attaching my letters, I sanded them down a bunch! I made all the corners nice and round, and sanded away some of the stain to make them look distressed. To do this I used my favorite tool in my collection…
I LOVE this tool. It’s the best sander I have ever used, and always gives me the perfect finish that I am looking for. Plus… It’s cheap!
To attach my letters I used small silver furniture tacks that I found at the hardware store. Just place one in each corner and use a hammer to lightly tap them into your wood. Then, I put a small screw eye in the top of each board like this.
Done. How easy was that??
Next, I used twine to hang each one from a decorative hook. Again… Easy! I get asked all the time how I keep my frames and boards hanging so straight. Here is a little ‘Shanty’ tip… Gorilla Tape.
You can find this at your hardware store. I just tear a bit off, roll it up and stick it to the back of the board. Then I stick it to the wall. This tape is awesome… It stays sticking for a LONG time, and I never really have issues with it leaving mess behind or messing up my paint.
So… Here they are all finished up!
And again… These can be framed in seconds as well! Super easy… Super cute… Super cheap. That is my kind of project! Woohoo!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love for you to share and PIN these letters below! You guys rock!