Giant Wooden Postcard

I made a giant wooden postcard from sheet of plywood! I made this for an event my sister was putting on. They wanted a retro looking postcard, so they mod podged the wood with retro postcards they printed from the internet. I then cut out all the letters on my cnc machine and we attached it to some 2 x 4’s to stand it up against the wall.


  1. Full sheet of plywood
  2. Cnc machine or foam board or scroll saw
  3. White spray paint
  4. 3/4″ dowel
  5. 2×4 (2)
  6. Retro postcards
  7. Mod Podge

Step 1:

We got a piece of plywood from our local home center. My sister took it to her boss’s house so that they could mod podge the retro printed postcards to make the massive one. They just found those images on google. Once they glued them down and it dried they went over it with a coat of mod podge to the top.

Step 2:

I used my cnc machine to cut out these massive letters for the postcard. You can also cut these out with a scroll saw. This was a relatively quick process and the letters turned out great. I cut small pieces of one inch dowels to use as stand offs to give letters some depth from the background.

Another alternative is to cut these letters from white foam board. I have done something similar to that in the past.

Step 3:

This is the simplest part of the project. I spaced out all the letters and then used a hot glue gun to secure the letters to the plywood.

This was such a fun project! It came out looking great and everyone loved it. I now want to make giant versions of everything!