This article is one of our oldest…so the photos are lacking in skill (okay…they just stink!)…but we still think this project has value and people seem to really love it. So we are keeping this article up for you to see how to make it. Please don’t judge these photos!
This Subway Word Art project was inspired by the rage of subway art a few years ago, when it was originally shared on our website.But, I created it with a teen edge for my daughter. This subway word art project continues to be a top post on our site, and people are creating variations for all sorts of rooms. We love it!
We think this DIY subway word art is such a great project because it is so versatile. Pretty much anyone anywhere can do it, and they don’t need any fancy supplies. You’re basically just using things you already have laying around!
How to make Subway Word Art:
Gather some magazine clippings of all sorts of words and phrases. You’ll be happy to know that the Cottages and Bungalows that featured Levi’s bedroom redo was spared the dreaded fate of being cut up. Yay!
Or print your own phrases and words. I used a combo of the two.
You will need a large board or stiff cardboard to apply all of your words to…
I used a pot of sample paint in a funky color for the edges…
Now you can start to apply your words and phrases. I used paper ModPodge first on the part of the board I was working with and then on the back of the paper itself.
Put the words in some sort of order. You want it to look a bit symmetrical. When you have the board covered the way that you like apply another coat of ModPodge over the entire front.
Until you have this…
(be sure and notice those cute little pinwheels, while I didn’t do a tutorial for these I do have some fabulous outdoor pinwheels with a full tutorial!)
The final product.
Don’t notice the uneven edges, or crooked words.
My Katie loves it. It works.
UPDATE: This dear project was done in my early blogging days when I was using a very basic point and shoot camera.Since that time Katie’s room has undergone a dramatic makeover with somewhat better photo’s….HERE.
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