As a college student with an off campus apartment, I am constantly looking for ways to spruce up my living space. Living in an apartment, I’m not allowed to paint the walls, put nails in them, etc. which can really damper a girl’s creativity! Yet one of my New Year’s goals is to spruce up my apartment, and after seeing this photo from Elsie, at A Beautiful Mess, I was inspired. Read on to see how I turned a poster board into a work of art!
Elsie, aside from running a lovely vintage store and fashion blog, also had a stunning wedding. She posted this photo from her reception.
As soon as I saw this photo I envisioned this phrase above a white decorative birdcage that I purchased a few weeks ago.
While Elsie’s letters look to be covered in fabric, I decided to use some materials I had lying around the house to recreate her fun letters!
Materials for this Project
- Sharpie Markers or Colored Pencils
- Stencils (if desired)
- To start I printed out large letters from the computer to use as a reference for my letters. For those of you who own stencils or wish to trace the letters that will also work.
- Next using the markers I colored each letter a different pattern, color or theme. This was so much fun coming up with different patterns!