Monday, March 7, 2011

Family Name Board

I have wanted one of these Family Name boards for years!
 I am way too cheap to buy one though. Finally I figured out how to make one and I'm in love with it!! It was very easy and I will be making more. When I do, I'll take photos so I can make a full tutorial. But until then, here's a short tutorial:

Step 1: Pick out a piece of wood.
Mine was 50 cents at Habitat for Humanity.
Step 2: Paint the board what color you want your letters to be. I think I did 2-3 coats. Let dry completely,
if it's even a little wet, it will mess everything up.
Step 3: Cut your wording out of vinyl.
 I used the program SCAL and my cricut.
Step 4: After smoothing down the vinyl on the piece of wood, I mean really making sure every little piece is stuck down, paint the board a different color. I used 2 coats.
Step 5: Once completely dry, peel vinyl letters off the board.
Step 6: Sand the edges of the board and top.
Step 7: All Done!

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17 comments:

  1. The name board looks great, thanks for the tutorial, I'd love to have one of these for my home!

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  2. That looks great! Another trick you can use to make it even cheaper is to cut your letters out of contact paper instead of vinyl. Just use the same process but contact paper is a lot cheaper to peel off and throw away than vinyl! Here's a post I did where I used this technique and it works great! Love your sign!
    http://aturtleslifeforme.blogspot.com/2011/03/1-craft-anyone-anyone.html

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  3. love the sign! my MIL has a cricut and those are just the greatest, aren't they?!

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  4. I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

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  5. What a great idea. I love vinyl. I have to get myself a silhouette machine and soon. I want one so badly. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

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  6. Awesome idea to use vinyl as a stencil

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  7. OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH! I love this! I found your blog through the Tuesday Takent thingy over at Vintage Wannabee! This board is adorable! Hope you can stop by and visit at www.nadays.blogspot.com! I LOVE visitors and comments! =)

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  8. Definitely great! Thanks for linking up at Ten Buck Tuesday!

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  9. Looks great! Wish I had a cricut! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

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  10. That is super cute! So glad you linked up with Meet-up Monday. All the best.

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  11. These will definitely make a great gift. Just to find the perfect saying or quote and it will be fantastic. Thanks for sharing I am your new follower. You can visit me at http://showmemama.com. Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

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  12. I am asking for a Cricut for my birthday in April. This name board is awesome and I will be copying you :) when I get that Cricut. Is your the basic version, can those makes vinyl words? Thanks, and love your name board! I just became your 147th follower!

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  13. That came out beautifully-love the color choices.
    Thanks for linking-
    Wendy

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  14. Love this. I really like the colors you used. Thanks for stopping by and linking today. :)

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  15. It looks great!! I love the style & colors you chose!

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  16. Oh wow! I love it! I wish I had a cricut machine... this would be the first thing I made!! I'm a new follower to your blog.


    -Karli

    www.dancingaroundwithkarli.blogspot.com

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  17. Very cute! My parents have a similar bronzed plaque hanging in their hallway, so I love the idea. :-) Thanks for linking up!

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