Have you ever wanted to know how to make a DIY word light sign out of wood? This full-length tutorial leaves no details out, as I show you every step of the project–from selecting the font, printing out the large word on printer paper, tracing the word onto plywood, cutting it out with a jigsaw, staining the wooden word, drilling clean holes, and adding lights to your DIY word! Watch this full-length tutorial, and I guarantee by the time you’re done, you’ll feel comfortable and confident making this project!
0:01 Intro and overview of the project
0:55 How to find and download pretty fonts for your word light sign
2:46 How to enlarge print on a free site called Rasterbator.net
4:41 How to arrange and cut out printed sheets into a large stencil.
5:57 How to position your stencil.
6:55 How to cut out your word sign with a jigsaw.
10:31 Sanding the word sign.
10:40 How to cut holes for the lights and insert the lights.
15:56 How to stain the word light sign with Dark Walnut.
16:37 How to lightly distress the edges of the wood.
16:55 How to attach D-rings for hanging your word light sign.
17:52 Tip for how to accurately measure when hanging things on the wall.
19:00 Adding lights to word sign.
19:28 How to staple wires to the wood with a wire cable stapler.
24:05 Hanging the DIY word light sign and disguising the battery pack.
25:06 How to make a DIY wood picture frame to go around the word light sign.
25:41 Hanging the frame around the word light sign.
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MATERIALS USED (affiliate links)
16 ft strand of lights with remote control with 60 lights (for small word light signs):
29 ft strand of lights with remote control with 80 lights (for medium word light signs): https://amzn.to/2O3IUyU
36 ft. strand lights with remote control with 100 lights (for larger medium word light signs):
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