I'm certain most people know how to do this already, but it's a project I worked on recently so I'm going to post it! These were originally supposed to be made at Girl's Camp (a church camp for young women ages 12-17 in my church) but I wasn't up there long enough to get it done.
What you need:
- Wood board
- Vinyl cut out (if you don't have a Cricuit or know someone who does, there are many places online that sell vinyl lettering, and here in Utah, we have local stores that have pre-made lettering as well)
- Stain/paint/finish (optional)
- Modge Podge
- Scrapbook paper (optional)
My board had already been stained black, but if you are starting with a raw piece of wood, you can paint it or stain it whatever color you want. Be sure to let it dry before you move on!
I chose to put some scrapbook paper as a background for my vinyl - my stain was black and my lettering was black, so it wasn't really an option not to. If you just paint your board a lighter color, you could easily just leave it plain. I modge podge the scrapbook paper on to the board after I had cut it out.
Stick your vinyl on your board. I used my pampered chef pan scraper to go over mine, but you can also use popsicle sticks, paint brush handles, etc.
Carefully peel back your paper to leave the vinyl on your board.
Some people like to add an additional layer of Modge Podge over the top. I don't usually do this - personal preference!
Display and enjoy!
This is a great way to personalize a child's room with a first name, or a family room with the family's last name. You can also put any saying or quote that you like or have as a family motto. So many ways to enjoy this easy project!