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 using letters for decorating will get you styling’ with the letters, while saving you some cash as well.




Our feature project is from Shannon from ‘AKA Design‘. Shannon 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 using letters! This is such a cute decorating project! Easy directions and step by step photos.



Sometimes Creative‘ made this simple photo monogram DIY 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 photo collage DIY  letters… I love the idea of spelling out a word or a name with the letters!



From Katelyn at ‘Learning, Creating, Living’ via ‘Bob Vila‘, 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 decorating with letters 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 letter decorating 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 decorating with letters 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 letter decorating project…



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


Do you have a favorite project using letters for decorating that you want to try? We think you will also love our posts Dollar Store DIY and Flea Market Furniture Flips!


Image Credits: AKA Design, 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. Lisa November 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

    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

    1. Kathy Woodard December 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks for the “love” Lisa! Great project!

  2. Chrystyne Turbert December 26, 2014 at 8:33 am

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

  3. Leslie@House on the Way January 20, 2015 at 2:19 pm

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

    1. Kathy Woodard March 12, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Leslie! It’s such a great project! You too!

  4. patti February 14, 2015 at 5:07 am

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

  5. christa March 25, 2015 at 9:32 pm

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

    1. Kathy Woodard May 22, 2015 at 8:18 am

      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. Lisa Souers May 6, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    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

    1. Kathy Woodard May 21, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks for letting us know! We will update the credit, LOVE that laundry room!

    2. Patti Johnson July 28, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Hi Lisa,
      I would like to make the Laundry room sign. I just love it. I don’t know how to find the tutorial.



      1. Kathy Woodard August 4, 2015 at 11:31 am

        Hi Patti! Try contacting Lisa from the link with the photo, it is her project and perhaps she can give you info on it!

    3. Rita October 29, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      Lisa…. I’m having trouble finding the letter L. WHat size is it?.

  7. Jade June 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

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

  8. Carole Hook November 15, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    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. Priscille January 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    The last one for sure! Love them!

    “Design Avec Elle”

  10. Nancy January 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Love anything with letters! Thanks so much!

  11. Christin skinner March 28, 2016 at 1:31 am

    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!!!!

    1. Kathy Woodard May 3, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      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. Nancy June 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm

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

  13. Roberta August 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm

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

  14. laghouiter miloud September 24, 2016 at 11:37 am

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

  15. SInead October 10, 2016 at 4:57 am

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

    1. Kathy Woodard October 19, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Most craft stores have those in paper mache, try Hobby Lobby!

  16. Debra July 6, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Great ideas!

  17. Kileen January 29, 2018 at 8:15 am

    I am interested in the cement letters and directions. I looked up the designer, but the page didn’t go to their site ?? Any suggestions on where to find the molds or directions? Thanks Kileen

  18. Andrew | Simply Home Tips April 17, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Totally awesome! My wife will love it. Thanks for the tutorial.


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