I was recently commissioned to take on a project making use of a variety of salvaged materials, and as is the case with almost all projects, there were some leftovers. As a result, I had a number of old tin ceiling panels laying on the floor, and no idea what to do with them. Serendipitously, another client contacted me about making some large wooden letters. I asked the client what they thought of tin-covered wooden letters, and just like that...two birds, one stone.
Really, the hardest part of the project was tracking down a suitable font. Once I had that puzzle solved, I printed out the letters I needed (each letter is about the size of a piece of notebook paper), and glued the paper onto some 1" thick plywood scraps (so, maybe three birds, one stone). A little jigsawing later, I had plywood letters, which I quickly spray-painted.
The goal was a patchwork look, so I just started grabbing random ceiling tin panels and cutting them to fit each letter. A few copper nails were used to hold the tin in place, and with some strategic cuts and a ball peen hammer, the tin was wrapped over the sides of the wood. Several layers of clear coat were applied, and picture frame hangers were nailed to the backs of these super unique pieces.