This project is simple and straightforward - (and doesn't really need much explanation, I'm sure) - but I just wanted to point out what a fun and easy way this is to add some spice to your wall.
First step: pick your word! Because I was working on my Craft Room, I wanted a word that clearly summarized that .... CREATE seemed like the perfect answer!
Second step: collect your letters. You can find a variety of shapes and sizes of letters at the craft store - among many other random places! I have a big basket of wooden letters I've been collecting for quite some time now, so I just went to my basket and was fortunate to have most of them ... just needed an extra E (so I made a quick trip to the craft store to solve that problem).
Third step: embellish your letters! This is the fun part! I knew I wanted my letters each to have a different look...
C ... I traced, cut out, and mod podged scrapbook paper onto the C, then distressed the edges with walnut Distress Ink.
The R ... I painted a charcoal gray, then sanded the edges.
The first E ... I bought that way!
The A ... I sliced strips of burlap, then hot glued them onto the letter.
T ... same as the C, except with old sheet music.
The last E ... I hot glued various sizes/colors of buttons onto the letter. (Lucy loved helping me with that one!)
(I didn't remember to take pictures of every letter during the process, but you get the idea!)
I love the finished effect ... this wall is opposite the door that comes into the room, so it definitely makes a clear statement the second you walk into the room!
I think a project like this would be fun for ANY room in the house .... and I bet your (old enough) kids would LOVE to embellish the letters in their name for their bedroom walls, too!
So .... pick a room, pick a word .... and get to work!