With the beginning of a new school year for my daughter, I decided an update to my family command center was in order. I wanted to paint the walls in the room that I had the command center on the wall, so I decided that I might as well update the command center at that time as well. Part of the command center update was the addition of a DIY 3D metal and wood family name sign. (You’ll see the remainder of my command center update in a future post 😉 ). This is a super-easy and quick sign to make (so super-easy and quick that I forgot to take pictures during the process, oops!) But I wanted to provide a quick tutorial and a pic of the finished project:
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DIY 3D Metal and Wood Family Name Sign – Materials & Supplies
- 1/2″ quarter sheet of plywood
- Circular Saw
- Dark Walnut Wood Stain
- Wood Glue
- 3D Metal Letters to spell out first initial and last name of family members as well as “&” metal characters (these were purchased from Hobby Lobby)
- Metal cutout “Family” wording
DIY 3D Metal and Wood Family Name Sign – Instructions
- Cut a 1/2″ piece of plywood to approximately 14″ x 34″ using a circular saw or table saw (you may need additional length to your sign if you have a long last name or many family members to fit all the first initials and additional “&” characters.
2. Stain the cut plywood board with Dark Walnut stain (or another wood stain of your choosing).
3. Temporarily set the metal “family” cutout onto the board in the upper left corner and then place the first name initials with the “&” metal characters between them in the top center and right section of the board. Place the letters for the last name at the bottom half of the board.
4. Once everything fits properly, use the wood glue to attach the “family” cutout in its place.
5. Repeat this process for the remainder of the metal letters.
6. Once the glue has dried, add a picture hanging hook or wire to the back of the sign and hang on the wall, easy-peasy!
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