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.
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.
Ring in the Season
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.
On a Gallery Wall
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!
Try Different Materials
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.
Chronicle Your Pregnancy
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.
A Marquee Letter Board
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.
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.
Always forget to buy eggs? A letter board is an attractive way to give yourself reminders or keep a grocery list in the kitchen. We love this felt letter board from The Sorry Girls, which can be easily DIY’d and looks great in a kitchen.
For the Hygge-Lovers
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.
Try a Peg Board
If you’re looking for an alternative approach, this unique peg board idea from designletters is a fun spin on the traditional style. This peg board is a great idea for a contemporary or modern home decor look, either indoors or out.
Another Pregnancy Idea
This adorable photo from yuritootie is another cute way to share your pregnancy with friends and family. Throughout your nine-month journey, use a letter board to mark your baby’s progress.