Making a Song Lyrics Vinyl Lettering on Wood Plaque is a fun way to display a portion of a favorite song. This is a combined project from Gloria and me for her new home. She did the painting and I did the vinyl lettering.
Gloria wanted to surprise Georges with this for their new home. They just closed on it yesterday and she wanted some art work that was meaningful to them. The song “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay is one that they both love. They won’t be moving in until later in October, but they will begin getting things ready over the next few weeks.
The plain wood plaque was purchased at Michael’s. Cue a phone call from Gloria last week asking, “Do you think you could add the vinyl letters to a plaque for me before next Wednesday?” Of course, I said yes. She brought it over that night to paint it.
Supplies Used for Making Song Lyrics Vinyl Lettering on Wood Plaque
- Unfinished Wood Plaque
- White Chalk Paint
- Gray Chalk Paint
- Stiff Bristle Brush
- Vinyl letters can be made with a die cut machine or bought at craft stores
Gloria used a dry brush paint technique for the plaque. She started with White Chalk Paint. After she lightly added streaks of paint, she wiped any excess away.
The flooring in their new home has hues of tan, gray, and white in it. To get the plaque to match that look, she added streaks of Gray Chalk Paint, also using the dry brush technique.
A hook needed to be added to the back of the plaque for hanging. Fortunately, I had this one on hand. To attach it, I used a tiny nail to start the hole and then lined the hook up and screwed in the two screws.
The inspiration for the font was found on Etsy. This is a popular song lyric there! Many of the pieces there have painted lettering and they are listed for over $30.00. I found a font that was very close to the inspiration piece. It’s Magnolia Sky. After measuring the plaque and determining the layout, I used size 110 so that the words were each about 2.5″ high in Cricut Design Space.
Weeding this size of letters was much easier than weeding smaller sizes. I used black matte vinyl sheets. I’ve discovered I prefer to work with matte rather than glossy vinyl. After weeding, I positioned the words the way I wanted them on the plaque and added transfer tape before using the Cricut Scraper to transfer the words to the plaque.
I thought it looked pretty good and I was excited to show it to Gloria. She was very happy with how it turned out!
I’m excited that Gloria will be sharing lots of projects for their new home. They plan on having lots of farmhouse decor, so that will be something new for the blog! Georges also plans to build several pieces of furniture, so we’ll be sharing those as he builds them.Song Lyrics Vinyl Lettering on Wood Plaque for Home Decor #cricut #songlyricsart #buildthislove Click To Tweet
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