Great for gifts, decor or even photo props


  • 1 Length of wood or required number of cut blocks
  • 1 Dremel rotary tool
  • 1 Drop saw or hand saw
  • 1 pair Safety glasses


  1. Draw or trace letters on your blocks or length of wood
    {I find it easier to keep block relatively level doing it as one piece and cutting after the letters are carved but you can carved the blocks after they've been cut with no troubles.}
  2. Put on your safety glasses. Use the carving stone looking rotary tool piece to groove around letters this gives you a buffer so you don't hit the piece you want to keep raised.
  3. Slowly carve out around your letters until you get your desired depth around. At this point if you are using a full length piece of wood you place your timber in the drop saw and position to where you want to make your cut. Carefully operate the drop saw and cut your blocks to size.
  4. Once you are happy with your carving you can leave the blocks raw or paint in your chosen colour. Painting just the raised letters gives a great effect.

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  • isabeau
    • 05 Mar 2014
      6:29 pm

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  • A remarkable addition to a playroom, what a clever idea


  • Would make a great gift for little ones. But you would need to be handy on the power tools, they scare me


  • That’s a great idea for a gift

    • Even for the numbers on what they are turning ie. 40th


  • These would love fabulous in the garden when completed.


  • ahh retro and stylish. I love the idea.. thanks for this


  • Pretty cool idea. Pity no one in my family is handy in this way.


  • A really good creative idea! Thanks


  • I love this, it looks amazing and you make it sound so easy…Thanks for sharing!


  • This remind’s me of being back in workshop at school, the best of times working with wood. Great job and thanks for sharing.


  • id love to be able to make these, don’t have the skills or patients.


  • Thanks again for sharing; have shared this project idea with creative friends.


  • Thanks for sharing this creative project; looks good.


  • this is a great idea. i like it

    • gorg. this makes for a really lovely gift. i wish i had more awesome stuff like this around.


  • I’d love to do my kids names like this


  • That is awesome! Wonder if my hubby could whip this up? :)


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