Craft – Wooden Initials

For this Craft post I am going to show several different projects that were made with items currently available at Michael’s Craft Stores nationwide.  Recently simple wooden initials, laser cut plaques and frames so I spent a pleasant hour selecting various items for two separate craft projects and list below are the list of supplies and instructions needed.

Michaels 1    Michaels 2

Initial door or wall plaque #1

Supplies –

  • Large wood initial (I used the initial of our last name)
  • 1 oval wood frame
  • 1 laser-cut wood frame with oval opening (it is much thinner than the oval frame)
  • Small piece of material or paper (to use as backing for the initial)
  • Small can of wood stain (I used a deep mahogany stain)
  • Bronze metallic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Initial 1 - supplies

 Instructions –

  1. Stain the wood frame and the laser-cut wood frame, let the paint dry completely.
  2. Since both the frame and the thinner laser-cut frame the same dark color I wanted to add some interest.  So, using the bronze paint, I painted an oval shape around the laser-cut frame opening.  Using a gold paint pen, I drew a continuous line accenting the curves of the laser-cut frame.
  3. Attach the two pieces, the wood frame and the thinner laser-cut wood frame, together using hot glue.
  4. Next, I painted the large initial with the bronze paint, let the paint dry completely.
  5. Then, I cut a piece of scrapbook paper that looks like leather into the size and shape of the frame opening.  Then, attach the painted large initial to the paper using the hot glue.  Before gluing the initial, be sure that the placement is centered to show within the rectangular frame opening.
  6. Finally, assemble all the pieces together to complete the craft project.

Initial 1 - finished

Initial door or wall plaque #2

Supplies –

  • Small wood initial (I used the initial of my daughter’s first name)
  • 1 rectangular wood frame
  • 1 laser-cut wood frame with rectangular opening (thinner than the oval frame)
  • Small piece of material or paper (to use as backing for the initial)
  • Pink paint
  • White paint and clear sparkle paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Pink crystals, self adhesive
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Initial 2 - supplies

 Instructions –

  1. Paint the wood frame with the pink paint, let the paint dry completely.
  2. Using the white paint as a base color, I painted the laser-cut frame and the small wood initial, let the paint dry completely.
  3. Then, using the clear sparkle paint as a clear top color, I applied two layers of paint to the laser-cut frame and the small wood initial, let the paint dry completely between the two coats.
  4. Attached the two pieces, the wood frame and the thinner laser-cut wood frame, together using hot glue.
  5. I cut a piece of scrapbook paper in glitter purple into the size and shape of the frame opening.  Then, attach the painted small initial to the paper using hot glue.  Before gluing the initial, be sure that the placement is centered to show within the rectangular frame opening.
  6. Individually attached the pink crystals to the border of the fame to add a little more sparkle.
  7. Finally, assemble all the pieces together to complete the craft project.

Initial 2 - finished

So, next time you are looking for a personalized gift for a special occasion, such as a new baby, wedding or new home celebrations, please consider one of these wooden initial craft projects because they would make a great gift!!

1 thought on “Craft – Wooden Initials

  1. where did you get your large laser cut wood plaques? the ones with scroll work on the edges? I cannot find them anywhere! bought a few at michaels crafts but they don’t carry them any longer???

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