The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes

Felt letter boards and black light boxes are currently experiencing a bit of a renaissance in the design world. But don’t call it a comeback; restaurants, schools, churches, and storefronts have been hip with the trend all along. Even mugshots and class photos of yesteryear got the felt letter board treatment. Yep, the coolest customizable art has been hiding in plain sight all along.

Felt letter boards have a distinctly retro feel (with those classic Helvetica letters, and all!), but I’m also seriously digging the old school cinematic light boxes. The customization is what’s really selling them. Everyone loves a memorable piece of personalized statement art in their home. And this kind of artwork has an edgy throwback feel and generally comes in at under $100. Spell out little love notes and messages, song lyrics, menus, greetings, grocery lists, hilarious quotes, the options are endless. Play with words and letters and negative space to make something truly artistic. You know you want one.

WHERE TO BUY LETTER BOARDS AND LIGHT BOXES:

You can buy light boxes at Cotton On, by Heidi Swapp, My Cinema Lightbox, Chi-buy, and Locomocean. (You can also try your hand at making your own DIY light box!)

As for felt letter boards, they come in so many shapes and sizes and you can find letter boards by Balt Essentials, Aarco (for wood-framed felt letter boards and aluminum-framed boards), Ghent (for white-framed letter boards), Alphabet Signs, and at Letterfolk (for great size options and plenty of Instagram inspiration!)

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (You are the Peanut to my Butter Kitchen Sign)

Love of My Life Felt Letter Board via @jessica_kesti

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Babe You Got This Black Light Box in the Kitchen)

Babe Light Box via @honeyandfizz

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Flower Felt Letterboard Sign)

Flower Felt Letter Board via @makelmg

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Less House, More Home Felt Letter Board)

Less House, More Home Felt Letter Board via @whiteshantydesign

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Birthday Felt Letterboard Sign)

Birthday Felt Letter Board via @honeyandfizz

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Be Yourself Letterboard Felt Sign)

Be Yourself Felt Letter Board via @seejanphotograph

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Dream Big Lightbox)

Dream Big Light Box via Kenay Home

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Today's Menu - Take it Or leave It - Kitchen Sign)

Take it Or Leave It Felt Letter Board via @jessica_kesti

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (You Are My Sunshine DIY Light Box)

You Are My Sunshine DIY Light Box via I Spy DIY

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (My Spirit Animal is a Sloth Felt Letterboard Sign)

My Spirit Animal is a Sloth Felt Letter Board via @ourgrowingstorey

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Embrace the Glorious Mess Felt Letterboard Sign)

The Glorious Mess Small Felt Letter Board via @kindredconfetti

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Life Lemonades Felt Letterboard Sign in the Kitchen)

Lemonade Felt Letter Board via @laurahelmick

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (We Lose Ourselves Felt Letterboard Sign)

We Lose Ourselves Felt Letter Board via @notetosarah

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Friday I'm in Love Light Box Sign in the Kitchen)

Friday I’m in Love Light Box via Honey and Fizz

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (If Friday Were a Food, It Would be Pizza Felt Letterboard Sign)

If Friday Were a Food, It Would be Pizza Felt Letter Board via @letterfolkco

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (You Are the Rock to My Roll Lightbox Sign)

You Are the Rock to My Roll Light Box via Factory Chic

The Coolest Customizable Art: Felt Letter Boards and Black Light Boxes, plus where to buy them. (Friends Felt Letterboard Sign)

Friends Felt Letter Board via @simplegoodssupply

So tell me: are you loving the trend as much as I am?

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Lexi

2 comments


  1. I just want to own that kitchen…but in all seriousness…those letter boards are adorable and so old school. I love it! xo

    Thanks for visiting my blog last week and for the support, Lexi!

  2. Max Jones

    I think the black felt letter boards are so cool! I like the retro feel that you pointed out, but it’s still something new. I know my wife and sisters really like the letter boards, and really want to get some of them. Maybe I can use it as a surprise for my wife for her birthday! Thanks for the suggestions!

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