If you really want to personalize a project or make it unique modge podge is an awesome way to do that.
For this project I found some large wood letters. These ones I found at Roberts Craft.
First paint them with the base color that you want.
Find some scrapbook paper that you love, cut the paper to the size that you want it. Follow the directions on the modge podge, sand the edges to give you that rough antiqued look. And last varnish it.