Top 10 DIY Letterboard Tutorials

| Original: March 12, 2018

If a picture may be worth a thousand words, then what are a thousand pictures worth?

Letterboards have been popping up all over Instagram! It has become one of the trendiest props for social media photos, particularly Instagram. It didn't occur to me how cute and functional it is until I started noticing more and more people using it.

I want to jump on this bandwagon and join the fun. However, when I look at buying a letter board online, they average about $30 and up. With my budget, I just can't justify that at this time.

I think a lot of people would agree with me given how many DIY tutorials for letter boards there are out there on the Internet. And today, I will share with you a roundup of some of the best DIY letter board tutorials out there!

DIY Vintage Style Felt Message Board by Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy is a fun blog that I have come across multiple times in the last few years when googling for DIY tutorials. And this time, it's no different.

They don't disappoint and have a vast collection of inspiring DIY projects.

This vintage-style letterboard is created by first, lining up and gluing down wooden dowels on a frame, and then using a thin ruler to tuck the felt between each dowel to create slots for store-bought letterboard letters to be placed.

Crochet This Letterboard by Once Upon a Cheerio

DIY Crochet This Letter Board

Have you ever thought about making your own letterboard but with crochet?? This is a craft blog with a huge focus on crochet after all. Check out my tutorial on how to Crochet This Letterboard! You read it right -- CROCHET letter board.

DIY Letter Board by Treasures & Travels

Treasures and Travels is a blog I've recently discovered written by two Vancouverite sisters. I might have to call them up for coffee sometime so we can DIY stuff together.

Similar to Apartment Therapy, Treasures, and Travels also starts by gluing down wooden dowels and then pressing the felt in between them to create the slots for the letters.

The main difference is that Treasures and Travels made their letter board using pink felt instead of black, so if you would like to see clearer pictures of the DIY process, this would be the tutorial to go to.

10 DIY Letter Board Tutorials
(Credit: Treasures & Travels)

Vintage Letterboard DIY by Settling in Sawdust

Settling in Sawdust also used wooden dowels for her DIY vintage letter board. The difference is that her felt was cut into little strips and wrapped and glued around each dowel so you don't have to try to wedge the felt between each dowel.

This method may look more even than gluing down the wooden dowels first, but the process seems a bit tedious for my taste.

DIY Letter Board by I should be mopping the floor

I Should be Mopping the Floor is probably one of the neatest blog names I've ever come across. This fun DIY blog also has a tutorial for creating your own letter board that is similar to the method above.

However, instead of using wooden dowels, she used BBQ skewers. I thought this is very smart because wooden dowels don't come cheap, at least not from what I've seen, and the whole point of DIY-ing a letter board is to save money.

DIY Felt Letter Board by Smart Fun DIY

This DIY letter board by Smart Fun DIY is one of the first letter board DIYs I've come across on Pinterest. Look at all the neat colors!

The unique thing about this DIY letter board is that it does not use any wooden dowels. However, you need a lot of felt. And I mean a LOT of felt. The felt is cut into little strips and then packed into a frame until it doesn't fall out, so you can imagine how much felt you will buy and cut.

10 DIY Letter Board Tutorials
(Credit: Smart Fun DIY)

Felt Letter Board for Under $10 by Life Storage

Life Storage's letter board is probably one of the most economical and quickest DIY letter boards I've come across. If you read her blog post, she agrees with me in regards to how expensive letter boards can be.

Heck, even a pack of those letters can run above $10 each. Life Storage found that iron-on letters naturally stick to felt without the need to actually iron it on. So this is literally a felt board with some "sticky" letters.

10 DIY Letter Board Tutorials
(Credit: Life Storage)

3D Printed DIY Letter Board by Agustin Flowalistik

Not everyone has a 3D printer, but they are becoming more affordable nowadays. Although, I wouldn't buy a 3D printer just to make myself a letterboard. If that were the case, you might as well go and actually buy a letterboard.

However, if you are one of the lucky ones that have access to a 3D printer, give your hand a try at this 3D printed letter board! Agustin Flowalistik even provides you with 3D printing files for FREE!

DIY LETTER BOARD by Alejandra's Style

Here's another YouTube video on how to make a DIY letter board. This letterboard is in the style of a lightbox. So if you're into that, Alejandra's your girl and this may be the tutorial you are looking for!

DIY Ombre Letterboard by Club Crafted

This is another one of those DIY letter board tutorials that involve gluing down dowels and then pushing a sheet of felt between them.

But I thought I would add this DIY letter board tutorial by Club Crafted anyway because it shows you how to change colors for your felt, or what to do if you made a booboo and cut your felt too short to cover your whole letter board.

10 DIY Letter Board Tutorials
(Credit: Club Crafted)

Mini Letter Board Invitations by Handmade Charlotte

These adorable DIY mini letter boards made by Handmade Charlotte are one of my first exposures to this vintage letter board revolution.

While the letters on these mini letter board invitations are not interchangeable, they are too cute to not include in this collection of DIY letter boards.

If you have any other ideas for DIY letter boards, please share them with me! In the meantime, don't forget to pin this post to make one of these babies for yourself in the future!

10 DIY Letter Board Tutorials

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