String Wall Letters

I’ve been saying forever that I wanted to add more wall art to the kids room, but this year I put it on my to-do list.

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Thanks again for all of your great suggestions as far as what to do with beds and a shared room. I showed you when I refreshed the room, but since then more has gone down. Lily moved to a toddler bed at night, and until last week still used her crib for naps. Now that she’s officially a kid who sleeps in a bed (sniff), it was time to get the crib ready for Ben.IMG_7554

I like the idea of letters on the wall, “Lily” is easy enough, but “Benjamin” would have either broke the budget or worn out my sewing machine and fingers. Inspired by wire hanger names, I had an idea for some cursive string wall letters.

 

I laid down sheets of used scrap paper and arranged the yarn to get an idea.IMG_7509Covered the string a section at a time with Mod Podge, laid and twisted it how I wanted, then added another heavy coat (used a full bottle for the project).IMG_7510The next day, I peeled and cut the paper off the back of the string section by section. Nailed the names through the string and into the wall, using about a ton of tiny nails.

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The letters were made with a similar technique as my plate color flashcards, a sandwich of green houndstooth fabric, brown paper bag, and brown felt. The font is Helvetica and size is 900.

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I moved the Little Golden Storybook art to the other wall to make room

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the sun and snow combo out the window was going crazy on my camera!

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I have big plans in motion for this wall, as well as making the elf door leading to the tub plumbing less conspicuous.

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Wall letters seems so solid and demanding. I love the curvy, playful attitude of the string names. :)

IMG_7539Ben loves the new wall art declaring his side,

IMG_7524and Lily loves her little nook.IMG_7556 

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Comments

  1. says

    This is such a cute idea! So creative too:) I have wooden letters for all my kiddos, but none of their names are more than 5 letters! This would so cute in a play room or craft room too!

  2. says

    Hi, I've been following your blog for quite a while, but this is my first time commenting (I think). I never would have thought of this! I love how delicate they look. I'm interested to see what you do with your "elf door" because I have my own to contend with. Ours is in a stairwell, but it looks almost identical to yours!

  3. says

    Would it have worked better to pour a bowl of Mod Podge, soaked the yarn, then laid it out on the paper. Maybe printing the cursive word on sheets taped together for those (like me) that aren't that great free hand. Would probably need to add a piece of clear plastic wrap so the ink on the paper wouldn't bleed into the yarn.

  4. says

    So, so sweet, Ann Marie!!! I have a friend who used thin rope to spell out her daughter's name b/c it was a cowgirl themed room. You did a great job, and the tutorial is easy to follow. :) Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :)

  5. says

    I love this! I want to do it in my daughters room when we refinish it but I think hubby would have a stroke if I attached it to brand spanking new dry wall " using about a ton of tiny nails."In after thought do you have any other suggestions to adhere it to the wall?

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