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!
- 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
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!
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?