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Say it and celebrate it with a DIY letter board.

By emily.bailey

Friday, January 15, 2021

DIY letter board | Schlage

Keep reading for some DIY letter board tips and some of our favorite quotes for every time of year.



Do you love those customizable message boards? They make it so easy to show your personality with a quirky saying or welcome guests at holiday time. If you’re feeling crafty or need some message inspiration, Schlage has you covered. Keep reading for some DIY letter board tips and some of our favorite quotes for every time of year.

4 ways to make a DIY message board

Always Rooney used a frame, dowels and wood glue to build a simple message board. The Scrabble-style letters are made with some flat birch wood and stick-on letters.

A felt letter board gives you all kinds of options beyond just the message. Choose your favorite colors or swap them out by season. Smart Fun DIY shares their hacks for making this one work.
Another option is a magnetic board. 4 Men 1 Lady installed this one in their kitchen as a message center. We think it would make an excellent start for a holiday board as well. You can use magnetic letters or, because this one also doubles as a dry erase board, to share your favorite quotes.
A framed chalkboard is another fantastic alternative for a message board and the perfect chance to show off your artistic abilities. DIY Network shows how they turned a thrift store frame into a new, and useful, piece of art.

Message board ideas

But what to put on your new message board? Here’s a selection of some of our favorite letter board quotes for holidays, every day and special events.

New Year’s

  1. 365 new days. 365 new chances.

  2. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s Resolutions.

  3. Have a cup of cheer.

  4. Dear 2020, Bye Felicia.

  5. Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Valentine’s Day

  1. Love is in the air. Nope, that’s bacon.

  2. You’re the exclamation mark in the happiest sentence that I could ever write.

  3. All my better days are the ones spent with you.

  4. A house is made of walls and beams. A home is built with love and dreams.

  5. You’re the cheese to my macaroni.

St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Shake your shamrock.

  2. The leprechauns made me do it.

  3. Luck is believing you’re lucky.

  4. A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.

  5. Wishing you a pot o’ gold and all the joy your heart can hold.


  1. It’s almost spring. I’m so excited, I wet my plants.

  2. The earth laughs in flowers.

  3. Alexa, skip to spring break.

  4. Some bunny loves you.

  5. How do I like my eggs? Cadbury.

Mother’s Day

  1. Mom was right about everything.

  2. The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.

  3. May your coffee be stronger than your toddler.

  4. When I don’t know how to do something, I A. Google it or B. Call my mom.

  5. Mom: A title just above queen.

Father’s Day

  1. Raising kids is a walk in the park … Jurassic Park.

  2. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

  3. Without dads, we wouldn’t have dad jokes.

  4. When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.

  5. There’s nothing that dad and duct tape can’t fix.


  1. Summer should get a speeding ticket.

  2. Boat waves, sun rays and lake days.

  3. Summer as an adult: You get to do the same old things but sweatier.

  4. Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts.

  5. Party like it’s 1776.

Back to School

  1. The future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.

  2. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

  3. Keep calm and study like Granger.

  4. Dear Tea, No disrespect but this is a job for coffee. – Finals

  5. Education is our passport to the future.


  1. At this point, my blood type is PSL.

  2. Thanks, fall. My muffin top is now a pumpkin roll.

  3. You’re never too old to jump into a pile of leaves.

  4. Fall is that beautiful moment between sweat and hypothermia.

  5. Oh my gourd, I love fall.


  1. I put a spell on you and now you're wine.

  2. If zombies are chasing us, I'm tripping you. Nothing personal.

  3. If one door closes and another opens, your house is probably haunted.

  4. Creep it real.

  5. Trick or treat yo’ self.


  1. Grateful for the big things, small things and everything in between.

  2. Gratitude changes everything.

  3. May your turkey be moist … and may no one use that word to describe it.

  4. Thanksgiving: Not a good day to be my pants.

  5. I’m only a morning person on Black Friday.


  1. Sweaters, hot chocolate, cozy blankets, baking cookies.

  2. January is like Monday … but longer.

  3. To Do: Make snow angels. Go ice skating. Eat a whole roll of cookie dough. Snuggle.

  4. Hey Elsa? The cold actually bothers the rest of us.

  5. It’s like winter is really mad and keeps storming out of the room and then coming back yelling, “And another thing!”


  1. Just gonna go lay under the tree to remind my family that I am a gift.

  2. Deck the halls with shiplap and freshly cut pine garland, fa la la la la la la la laaaa

  3. Leave me alone. I’m watching Hallmark movies.

  4. Free reindeer poop.

  5. This Christmas instead of gifts, I’m giving everyone my opinion. Get excited.

New Baby

  1. I’m growing a human. What did you do today?

  2. You don’t realize how many people you dislike until you have to name a baby.

  3. Pink or blue, we love you.

  4. Don’t tell a mom she looks tired. She knows that. Tell her she’s doing a great job. She may not know that.

  5. Nothing in this bag belongs to me. #MomLife


  1. I’m “I just used the hashtag #garagegoals” years old.

  2. Throw pillows are the stuff animals of grown women.

  3. Sorry about the mess but we live here.

  4. You call it empty nest. I call it new craft room.

  5. I’m at the “admires subway tile” phase of adulthood.

Just Because

  1. If speaking kindly to plants helps them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to humans can do.

  2. May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

  3. Less is more. Unless it’s kindness. Or sleep. Or toilet paper.

  4. Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.

  5. Be a fountain, not a drain.

Home décor, holiday decorations, stylish details and simple how-tos. You can find all this and more at the Schlage blog. We’d love to see your best message boards, too. Share them with us on Instagram.