Decoration DIY

DIY | Giant Letter Frame For Your Home

I might be a little behind of this letter frame trend with my project, but I just couldn’t resist this time. Especially since it’s such a nice follow-up project to my embellished collar tee from two weeks ago! See the connection? Both are ways to individualise your surroundings and say something to the world. Although of course, the letters in the letter frame are much easier to swap than the ones on a t-shirt.

Okay I do have to be honest with you guys. I am so swamped at the moment with studying for my exams that I just didn’t have the time to get supplies. Never happened to me before! Lucky for me, I still had my letter frame project up my sleeve. And since it’s from last August, I am really, really a little behind the trend. I hope you guys don’t mind, I still love the letter frame and I think it’s a timeless piece since it’s so adaptable. Still interested? Then let’s go!

The tutorial

You need:

  • Large picture frame (mine is 50 x 70 cm)
  • A poster-sized sheet of white carton
  • Several bars of balsawood in narrow and wide
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Glue

Start by trimming your bars of balsawood into the same length (mine are 36 cm long). Since the wood is rather light and porous and soft you can easily do that with a normal knife. You need to have four narrow bars and four wide ones. Those will be the margins for the letters of your letter frame.

Next, with a pencil mark the middle of every wide balsawood bar horizontal-wise. Then glue the narrow bars to the wide bars using your marks. You need to be exact with this one. After that, let everything dry.

Time to paint! This one’s simple: Just paint the created double-bars in black and let them dry again.

Now take your sheet of white carton and mark where you want the bars to be: I measured 8 cm from the bottom and top of the sheet of carton and marked the first lines there. They are each 36 cm long, and you naturally have to centre them. Of course, depending on your size of frame the measuring will have to be different. Then between each of the next lines there is a distance of 13,5 centimetres.

In a next step, carefully glue the bars to the carton and let them dry. After that, insert the carton into the frame. Without the glass obviously! Now you have your base for the letters!

Lastly download the letters below, print them out, cut them out and insert them into your letter frame!

Here are the letters you can print out!

This letter frame is such a cool accessory for my living room! And since it’s so large it’s a real eye catcher. I really like how you can simply print out as much letters, emojis and pictures as you like and write whatever you want. Talking about sending a message here! For my last quote I even printed out a small Tyrion Lannister, but he didn’t fit into the letter frame anymore haha. What do you think? Am I too far behind the trend?

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  • Reply
    26th July 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I’ve been wanting to get on the letter frame trend for a while. The pre-made ones are too expensive, so I love this DIY. Going to give a try! Thanks for sharing such a simple and straightforward tutorial.

    Fariha |

    • Michelle
      27th July 2017 at 6:31 am

      You’re so sweet, thank you very much for your kind words! Glad you like it!

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    27th July 2017 at 8:45 am

    Nice DIY! I will be playing a lot with the letters! A message for any situation! How cool is that! Thanks! I feel like a child!

    • Michelle
      27th July 2017 at 8:47 am

      Haha yes that’s what I thought, too! So many possibilities

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    Elly Gibson | Curious Disposition
    29th July 2017 at 7:05 pm

    OMG a fellow GOT fan! I absolutely love it and I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to make one right now!

    • Michelle
      29th July 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Haha thank you! So glad I could inspire you

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    Phyllis | Desgeulasse
    31st July 2017 at 10:34 pm

    What a great idea, I have never thought about making my own letter board before. This is awesome!!


    • Michelle
      1st August 2017 at 6:30 am

      Thank you very much

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    2nd August 2017 at 8:49 am

    This is such a cute idea! So graphic and stylish 🙂

    • Michelle
      2nd August 2017 at 8:59 am

      Thank you very much dear!

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    Dalwi Szyje
    17th August 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Great idea!

    • Michelle
      18th August 2017 at 7:02 am

      Thank you!

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