DIY Name Art Under $10

by Johnnie Collier

DIY Name Art

I was asked to make wall art incorporating the name Morris, and I remembered a photo letter art project from around Christmas time by Shanty 2 Chic.  Here is my version, inspired by the lovely tutorial from Whitney!  I made it using a piece of hardboard left over from another project, 6 Dollar Tree frames, some spray paint, E6000, 2 washers and a rope for the hanging mechanism.  The photo letters are available for free on Flickr (thanks Whitney).

Letter Photo Art

To finish, I drilled 2 holes on top, glued washers over them and ran canvas rope through for the hanging mechanism.  I am digging the industrial look of the final piece.  This is the first time I have ever used the Krylon Stainless Steel spray paint… love it.

Letter Photo Art

Letter Photo Art

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carolyn May 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I pinned this and within ten minutes it got repinned about 50 times!


2 abbie May 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

OH EM GEE! You know I’m the biggest WORD NERD evah, and so I love this!!! (Pretty sure you did this one just for me, but Shhhh! I won’t tell.) LOL
Good job, Johnnie!


3 Julia May 10, 2012 at 4:47 am

beautiful! I tried this out today and it’s harder than it looks… yours has turned out really well. I’ll do my younger son’s name when I get a bit more courage.. it’s the longest in our family.


4 SavedByLoveCreations May 10, 2012 at 6:41 am

What happened? Are you just being overly critical of yourself? I would love to know more.


5 Julia May 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I spent a few hours pouring through architectural images I found on the web, took me ages to find the “S”! Then I decided to put them altogether in one graphic. I think I did it the hard way. LOL


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