Thursday, March 22, 2012

DIY Subway Art for My Son

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This week I created some easy DIY Subway Art! You don't need an expensive cricut or silhouette...but it would sure be nice to have. LOL Come on and I'll show you how to make one yourself!


After I found a quote I wanted, I created the layout I wanted on Picnik.



I recently learned about blockposters.com, thanks to Because (I Think) I Can! This is a site where you can create posters from any size image. You then print it out on our printer. I printed mine at the approximate size of the canvas I had.


I watched Celebrity Apprentice on my computer and I started cutting away each letter with an exacto knife. It was easy, just time consuming. It took the whole episode. :)

I then taped the sheets together for easy stenciling.


I got a 20''x 20'' canvas at Michael's for 40% off. I painted it a shamrock green color as the base. I placed my make-do stencil on top and stenciled away with white craft paint.


This sign was created for my youngest son's new room. I wanted something to best describe how mommy and daddy feel about him and inspire him as he grows. I took weeks looking for the perfect quote. Well at least it took me that long to decide on the perfect one.

This special boy has overcome many obstacles in the past year. We are so proud of him.
And he's super happy because his room is finally done! :) The reveal coming soon!



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15 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a smart way to make such a big sign! Since I'm really wanting a new sign for the chicken yard I'm going to give this a try. Thanks!

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  2. What a wonderful sign, Kindra! I Love the saying!

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  3. Kindra, great message and great job on the sign!

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  4. I love it, and I love that special little guy very much.......

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  5. What a great message! Can't wait to see the rest of the room!

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  6. What a lucky kid to have parents with such a great attitude!

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  7. What a great inspirational piece for your little guys room!

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  8. Absolutely love the blog! just added you to my follow list, can't wait to see more updates!

    Hope you find the time to check out mine!

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  9. This is awesome, Kindra. I am so pinning this -- hope you don't mind! :)

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  10. I love it Kindra, a what an adorable little one you have there!
    BTW, is the m in your header upside down? Anyway, it looks like a w to me:)

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  11. Wow! Great job! That's a lot of cutting! The sign turned out great. I love the message, too.

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  12. awww, thanks so much for the mention Kindra!! Isn't blockposter amazing?!? I've used it so much now!
    Happy Easter!!

    xo, Leanne

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  13. your son will be inspired by your creativity

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  14. Just found you on Pinterest. I think I may try this method.

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  15. Hi Kindra, I found you on my search for subway art! Blockposters is a smart way to print and I would have never thought about doing that. Thanks and I love this sign for your son!

    -Cynthia

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I am so happy you stopped by my blog! I appreciate all your fun comments!