Hi Everyone! I’m Charlotte from Ciburbanity and I’m SO thrilled to be here sharing my five favorite word art projects.
I don’t know if it’s because I rented apartments for a decade or whether I have a Mona Lisa complex (is that a thing?), but I love hanging artwork anywhere and everywhere in my home. It takes a room from eh to eh-xtroardinary. In my opinion. But artwork can be expensive!
When we started to decorate our new suburban digs, we had- like- dozens more walls to fill than we did in the city.
I grabbed some artwork from thrift stores and consignment stores, but over the last two years, I’ve also DIY’d some really fun and simple wall decor that I wanted to share with you. Here are my top 5 DIY Word Art Ideas.
I made this simple stenciled wood panel for our updated dining room and it’s my favorite detail! With four young children, I know the words of Goodnight Moon by heart, so it seemed only fitting that I used this text as an homage to my kid’s favorite book. A simple birch plank from Home Depot, some stain, and a few hours with my 2″ stencils and this artwork was ready for business.
2. Felt words
The bright colors of felt always make me happy… I’m not great with a sewing machine so this is the lazy girls’ version of applique… I used fabric glue and a thrift store frame to bring this colorful quote to life for our playroom.
3. Shadow box
These fun wooden letters have been in my
hoard craft closet since last spring when I finally got the idea for this simple shadow box. Once again, I scored the frame at the thrift store, but any craft store will have them in a variety of sizes (bring a coupon!). I used a piece of painter’s drop cloth for the background and just glued the letters on to spell 3 words that seemed to spring to mind.
This little canvas has been stuck in a drawer for years… I like it enough, but never so much that I wanted to hang it up around the house. But then I noticed other bloggers were using old thrift store canvases as backdrops for some fun stencil projects. With just a few little painted letters, this canvas is now ready for display!
5. Light Box
This might be my favorite graphic artwork to date… and it was silly how easy it was. They make adhesive LED light strips that adhere to the inside of the shadow box frame. I don’t have a fancy cutting machine (but that would have been awesome) so I just ordered the letters online. Some spray paint for the glass, and this light box was done-zo. SO simple. (And so cool, I might add.)
I just love how stencils and fonts and language adds a little graphic personality to each space! (Stop by my blog if you want the detailed step-by-step instructions for any of these projects… and introduce yourself! I love making new bloggy friends!)
Thanks for letting me share these ideas with your readers, Melissa! We miss you!
Thank you SO much Charlotte for popping by to share these ah-mazing projects with my readers while I’m on vacation! Be sure to hang out with Charlotte and catch all of the goodness over at Ciburbanity on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!