Unique Wall Plaque Tutorial
I got the original idea for this Wall Plaque from a Michael’s How To. They showed how to make a wall plaque that spelled out the letters of your last name. I loved the looks of it but wasn’t crazy about putting my last name on my wall so thought I would make some Modifications. Instead, I used smaller wooden square plaques than the original Michael’s How To shows and I used just 3 of them. I wanted to choose some song lyrics I like, to use on each tile to display. I chose some lyrics from a Florence and The Machine song called Cosmic Love. The lyrics are a a little dark but very romantic. This project was a lot of fun and I plan on making lots more as there are so many possibilities with this! I have so many quotes and lyrics that I would like to use for this and some great ideas for making some pretty whimsical wall plaques for my daughter’s room.
So on to how to make it! You will need the following supplies:
- Wooden Square Plaques (the size and quantity will vary depending on what you choose to create)
- A “D” Ring (found in the sewing section)
- Basic Black Ribbon 1 1/2″
- Stock Paper/Paint … This will vary depending on how you would like to create your plaques. I used Stock Paper and Paint
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush/Foam Brush (depending on your preference for applying Mod Podge)
- Scissors/Paper Cutter
- Sandpaper (if you want to smooth down your wooden plaques before getting down to decorating it)
- Strong Glue (E-6000 as seen in the supplies picture is great)
3.) Once you have got your plaques finished you can work on connecting the D Ring to the ribbon. Just loop the ribbon over the flat side of the D Ring and then glue it down to the ribbon, enclosing the D Ring as in these pictures:
4.) Next I cut the shape of a triangle out of the bottom of my ribbon. You can leave the tail of your ribbon as is, straight, or get creative with how you shape it. Now you want to flip over your ribbon plaque attachment, because you don’t want the seam you just glued to show.
5.) Now you can glue your plaques to the ribbon. I recommend using E-6000. It’s a very strong and practical glue for this project. Hold your plaques down hard but don’t let them slide on the glue, it will leave glue marks, I know because I ended up with some of these! Lol.
6.) Now hang and enjoy! If you use small square plaques like I did, they look great hung up right over light switches, The size matches up well and looks really nice.
Mine came out a bit sloppy, I was trying to get it finished before I lost the last light of the day to take pictures of it, but this type of project has lots of potential and variations, would love to see what you all come up with if you decide to try this one out for yourself :)
UPDATE: As I mentioned at the start of this post, I was excited to make more of these, well I want to show off one my 2 girls made (with some help from mom, lol). Plus, this might give you some more ideas for your own! :)