Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In This Home... {DIY Wall Art}

One of the great things about making decorations for your home is that you can personalize them to fit your family. A few months ago I found the inspiration for this project on the Dali Decals website.


As soon as I saw this idea I knew I would be making a spot for it in my home. The only problem was I wanted it to be more "us", so I asked my kids and husband for their input on what it should say.  Between the 3 of them they came up with LEGOS, cupcakes, and dancing.

I decided to place our saying on a 20"x30" picture frame, because we haven't painted our family room yet and I didn't want to have to remove it when we do paint.
 Using the Silhouette Studio program that came with my Silhouette, I began experimenting with different fonts.

Once I had settled on fonts and what I wanted it to say, I used my Silhouette to cut the vinyl to apply to my picture frame.  

This was my very first project I had ever done with my Silhouette, and to my delight applying the vinyl to the picture frame glass was surprisingly easy. I have now used it for so many projects around my house I couldn't even begin to count them. 

After I had applied all the vinyl to the glass, I used 6 pieces of cardstock taped together to make the background. When you choose your cardstock, make sure pick a pattern that can be matched up. This will make your seams less visible.

This is a fun piece of "art" for your home that can be personalized for any family, and made to match any decor. If you make your own version I would love to see it!


  1. love it! I have been making a few wall quotes or wall word art peices too! Great that you personalized your words to what your family likes!

  2. Fabulous! I love your family's input! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love this! It's awesome how you "personalized" it with their choices. I love the Legos! (Now I wish I had a Silhouette!) I'd love for you to share it at my linky party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. It's every Tuesday. Hope you can stop by!

    1. Thanks! and Thanks for the invite. I'll be sure to stop by!

  4. aaaaw so adorable.The quotes are so inspiring and looks so nice on the wall.Love it.Thanks for sharing and keep posting for more.


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