DIY Projects with Letters


Letters are a big deal in design right now. I think it’s because we all connect with the personal nature of words. We can use letters in decorating to express ourselves, and we can do it in almost any style. I love vintage and industrial letters, but farmhouse style, marquee style and creative versions of letters are great choices too. Use them as a subtle reference to a person or place, or spell out words and inspiration. However you use them in your home, these DIY projects with letters will get you styling’ with the letters, while saving you some cash as well.

Our feature project, above  – Shannon from ‘AKA Design’ created these DIY mini marquee letters from metal letters she found at Michaels… She did it for about $15, and they look a bit industrial vintage to me, like she found them in an old theater! These would be great in a media room!


‘Crafting It Myself’ shows us exactly how to build this easy love shelf! This is such a cute project! Easy directions and step by step photos.



‘Sometimes Creative’ made this simple photo monogram letter with one of our fav products, Mod Podge! Oh, and she did it for $3!



‘House on the Way’ has a full tutorial on making these DIY photo collage letters… I love the idea of spelling out a word or a name with the letters!



From Katelyn at ‘Learning, Creating, Living’, this DIY concrete letter and ampersand project is really cool, and pretty easy! I love the look of concrete, it’s such a wonderful medium that looks vintage and modern all at the same time… Great project!



Becky at ‘Newly and Becky’ has this aged metal letters tutorial for us, and it’s a bit of a Restoration Hardware hack, which we always love as budget decorators! Simple way to get an expensive look for just a little money…



Rachel at ‘Maison de Pax’ created this DIY monogram chalk slate… I love this project, because even though it can be used by kids to carry along, I think it would make a great message board too! Each childs’ initial could be their own personal message center! Oh, and I love the chalkboard craze. How can you not? :)



Just to prove to you that letter projects can have that wonderful farmhouse feel, Lisa at ‘Concord Cottage’ shows you how she created her shutter with love project! This is a really charming project, and obviously you could choose to use another word or phrase…



This DIY crayon monogram is a really fast and easy project from Nicole at ‘Chic and Cheap Nursery’… What a great piece of wall art for a kid’s bedroom!



Bathroom crossword art, anyone? This is really cute for a kids bath… from MarKay at ‘Aqua Lane Designs’… Easy to follow tutorial for this project…



Lastly, just a little bit of inspiration from ‘Lisa Souers Designs‘… I want a laundry room this charming!


Do you have a favorite that you want to try?

Image Credits: Crafting It Myself, Sometimes Creative, House on the Way, Learning Creating Living, Dwelling Room Interiors, Maison de Pax, Concord Cottage, Chic Cheap Nursery, Aqua Lane Design, Lolly Jane



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  1. Hi and thanks so much for the feature!! I’ll share it today on my Facebook Page for you. Thanks and have a great day, Lisa

  2. Thank you for these great ideas. I will definitely have fun making these as gifts.

  3. Thank you so much for including my DIY Photo Collage Letters. Have a great week!

  4. Love the idea’s , especially the letter one ; I am going to try for kids rooms ! Thanks for sharing !

  5. I was just wondering how to make the laundry sign,is there a link or something I can look at

    • Kathy Woodard says:

      Hi Christa! We just updated that project with the original designers contact info, if you go back to the post, you can track down Lisa and email her!

  6. thank you for showing my laundry room ❤️please credit it to me please ! Thank you ! It’s the one with the word “laundry” and galvanized walls shot for Flea Market Style! ️Xo Lisa

  7. Nice ideas to make pretty letters! :)
    I like the monograms!

  8. Carole Hook says:

    I’d love to share my inspiration from this article but don’t know how to add a picture. It was fun. Thanks for the ideas.

  9. The last one for sure! Love them!

    “Design Avec Elle”

  10. Love anything with letters! Thanks so much!

  11. Christin skinner says:

    Hello there! Love the blog! Absolutely beautiful! I am totally in LOVE with the LAUNDRY room letters and am wondering if you had any suggestions on where to find rustic and mismatched letters like that …. I’m renovating my laundry room right now and that would be the PERFECT touch to add onto my back wall as you walk in!!!! Any advice would be appreciated!!!!

    • Kathy Woodard says:

      We are on the hunt for letters too, really unique ones. We look everywhere from antique stores to Hobby Lobby! If you have an architectural salvage store in your city, thats a great place to find old historic numbers and letters… Good luck!

  12. Wonderful ideas! Love the A with the chalk. Clever!

  13. These are all great! Thanks for putting this together. I am sharing this on Pinterest.

  14. laghouiter miloud says:

    I like it so much
    i am intereting about things like that

  15. Can you please tell me where you buy your letters, the ones where I can stick pictures to them???

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