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2009-09-10

{Easy Wall Art 4 Kids}

I am absolutely famous for buying supplies for a specific project and never getting around to it. I have purchased 2 sets of wood letters spelling out my girls name over the years with high hopes of decorating them and hanging them above their bed. Ummm, never happened. Then probably about a year or 2 ago I found these awesome chipboard letters in Joann's for a buck each. They were all different pastel colored patterns. Each one was different. Very cute. I managed to pick up letters to spell Grace and I *think* I was only able to get the E-M and I for Emilee's name (at least those are the only ones I could find at home). Anyhow, now ready to finish this project, I went back to Joann's to look for the L-E and E to finish Emilee's name and no such luck. :( Figures. Good think we call her Emi a lot so at least I could put her nickname up on the wall.

This was probably the easiest project I've done to date and it was really inexpensive.

The Supplies
  • Flat thumb tacks
  • Chipboard letters
  • Chipboard shapes (flowers, hearts, anything you like)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • String, yarn or ribbon (my shapes were actually chipboard buttons so I used the yarn to make them look sewn. Leave this step out if you have solid pieces to use.)
First I took some ribbon, thread it through the letters and spaced them out according to my liking.


Then I took my yarn and "sewed" my chipboard buttons. I used a toothpick to help push the yarn through the small holes.


Next I took my hot glue gun and glued the thumb tacks to the back of each of my chipboard buttons and let them dry.



Once they were dry I took the letters to my girls room and used the now decorated thumb tacks and hung the letters above their beds on the wall.


Piece of cake! :) If you use this tutorial, I'd love to see your finished projects. :)

*Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to photography so please forgive the horrible picture quality and lighting on some of the pictures.
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3 enchanted replies:

Melanie said...

This project turned out really cute- I love easy, cheap projects! Also... I LOVE your bathroom makeover! WHEW what a difference! You have excellent taste :)
I'm proud to say I am follower #7. Good number.

Heidi said...

Don't you just love that 'mission accomplished' feeling! Looks super cute!

Mandy said...

Very sweet! I love them both - but "emi" is really too cute. I love a nickname!