DIY Decor: Wall Lettering

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Have you ever wanted to decorate with fancy letters and shapes? You know all those pretty scripts and quotes that people make with their Cricuts or their Silhouettes?

But maybe, just maybe, you’re like me and you don’t have one. Not because you don’t want one (‘cause frankly if someone gifted me one – hint hint – I’d for sure make good use of it), but perhaps it’s just not in the Mom budget right now.

While you’re waiting (or not!), you can use a super easy transfer method for creating just about anything your imagination can think up. You don’t even need a printer (we haven’t had one for two years; we send anything we need printed out to Staples). And you can use this method for just about any hard surface!

As a side note, I totally didn’t make this up. I just wrote a tutorial to help you do it! M’kay?

Anyhow, we first used it on our blanket box.

For this tutorial I wanted to create a script-y quote for fall on our big kitchen chalkboard.

DIY_decor_wall_lettering_9Wanna know how I did it?

Step 1

Create your artwork on the computer. You can even use Microsoft Word if that’s all you’ve got. I chose a fall quote by Albert Camus that says, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”. Love that! I used Freebooter Script for my font.

DIY_decor_wall_lettering_3Step 2

Trace the script right off the computer screen! Really. Make sure you’ve eyeballed it to the right size for your project space but you can always scroll across for each word when tracing.

DIY_decor_wall_lettering_2Step 3

Roughly cut around each of your words.

DIY_decor_wall_lettering_5Step 4

Scribble on the back of each word. Use pencil for most surfaces. BUT for the chalkboard use chalk…I learned this the hard way. Pencil doesn’t show up so well on a chalkboard!

DIY_decor_wall_lettering_6Step 5

Tape your words to your surface with painters tape. Step back to make sure it’s all level and even-like.

DIY_decor_wall_lettering_7Step 6

Trace around each letter carefully with a pencil. This will cause the pencil {or chalk} on the back to leave an outline on your surface. Cool, huh?

Step 7

If necessary, fill in your letters. {I used a chalk marker for this project. For the blanket box mentioned above, I filled in the letters with a paint marker. There are some seriously cool markers these days!!!}

DIY_decor_wall_lettering_8And that’s a wrap! Didn’t I tell you it was easy-peasy?!

DIY_decor_wall_lettering_9What do you think? Do you have a chalkboard you could dress up? Could you create some artwork? I bet it would make a beautiful canvas too!

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