You don’t have to be a poet to customize a letter board. This funny quote board from Love & Renovations makes a big statement on a gallery wall. The simplicity of a black-and-white marquee allows it to work with any layout and home decor style. You can find endless quote ideas on Instagram or Pinterest, or be creative and come up with your own!
Though you probably associate letter boards with church services and old movie theaters, they’ve quickly become a mainstay of home decor. From witty quotes to grocery lists to save the dates, these quirky, vintage-inspired boards are versatile and simple to customize. Even if you have no artistic ability, you can create a delightfully cute letter board to hang on your gallery wall or set atop your home bar, as seen in this gorgeous dining room from letterfolk.
If you want to bring this creative idea to your home or next party, there are countless ways to use letter boards. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite examples.
Looking for unique holiday decor that’s a little out of the ordinary? This fun letter board from House of Hawthornes is a great way to welcome guests to your next New Year’s Eve party. Recreate this idea on Thanksgiving, Christmas or a loved one’s birthday. The real beauty of a letter board is its versatility.
Mimic this shot from thebelmontranch for a fun, lighthearted way to send far-away family and friends a pregnancy update (and give your new baby the boot!). Letter boards are a favorite among photographers for everything from school photos to wedding shots, and adding a cheeky statement like this one is a fun way to get creative in family pictures.
Though most letter boards are made from felt or plastic and have a traditional black-and-white block letter look, this embroidery hoop from My Sister’s Suitcase is a great twist on the idea. Whether you’re looking for an easy DIY for your nursery or guest room, this creative letter board can be crafted in just an hour.
Some of our favorite settings for letter boards are parties and weddings. This Cinco de Mayo bash from Giggles Galore uses a felt board to decorate a table and encourage guests to get their party on. Use a letter board simply as art or as signage to describe drinks, food or the events of the night.
This wooden marquee letter board DIY from Five Marigolds is a modern twist on the standard vintage letter board. Made with particle board and adhesive vinyl letters, this approach is utterly hip and will definitely stand out in your home.
If you love Scandinavian style, this neutral wooden board from the_happy_door is a modern, minimalist alternative to the vintage-inspired letter board. We love the felt flowers that surround the wood board, giving it a fresh look perfect for a sunny kitchen or den. Just add a cheeky quote, and voilà.
This stunning welcome sign for an anniversary party was spotted on Green Wedding Shoes, and it’s one of the most photogenic uses of a letter board we’ve seen. Its vintage simplicity works well with the rustic, artsy party vibe. Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary or wedding, a letter board is a great way to show your appreciation for your guests upon arrival.