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Create your own wood initial art.
You've seen wood initial monograms for sale but you can totally make your own! With just a few supplies and a little time, you can make your monogram in any font you'd like.

Posted by A Glimpse Inside from Fountain, Colorado, United States • Published See A Glimpse Inside's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a plaque / sign. Wood Initial Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by deciding what font and size you would like your initials to be.
    Cut out your initials using card stock paper to use as a stencil.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Wood Initial Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Line up the letters on the wood so they are all touching. The letters need to touch so when it is cut out it will be one large piece.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Wood Initial Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    With a pencil, trace around the letters.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Wood Initial Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    If you would like, add a border around the letters. Make sure this also touches the letters so they are all connected.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Wood Initial Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using a jigsaw, cut out the letters and border.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Wood Initial Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    If any of the wood chips, fill with wood putty.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Wood Initial Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sand down the wood putty and then wipe clean of dust.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Wood Initial Art - Step 8
    Step 8

    Paint the letters and frame the colors of your choosing. Embellish the frame or letters if you'd like as well.

    Once paint is dry, paint on a coat of Mod Podge to seal.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Wood Initial Art - Step 9
    Step 9

    Hang it up using Command Picture Hanging Strips and that's it! Admire your work!

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