Lyric wall art tutorial: DDG DIY

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After all this time writing about homewares and somehow managing to squeeze little nuggets of information about my home life into every article I'm sure you all must know me very well, but if there's one thing you probably don't know about me it is that I have a love/hate relationship with romance. I love nothing more than watching romance movies and having a little weep, reading romantic novels and even cheering on beautiful stories of true romance that I find on the internet, but for some reason a lot of romantic gestures and words just give me the heebie jeebies.

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Once I decided that I was going to create a lyric wall art tutorial I started hunting through Pinterest for inspiration and while I love to listen to a lot of soppy, romantic songs I didn't feel strongly enough about any of the lyrics I was finding to display it on my walls. I just can't help it, I'd have a bigger emotional attachment if I used a quote of Leslie Knope talking about waffles than I would to a soppy song lyric. So the whole romantic angle was out for me. While I toyed with various rap lyrics and song parodies ultimately my secret love of TSwift prevailed.

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • White cardboard
  • Coloured wrapping paper
  • A scalpel
  • Letter stencils
  • Glue

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HOW YOU MAKE IT:

  1. Start by arranging your letters on your wrapping paper to see how you'll line it all up.
  2. Place your stencil on top of the wrapping paper and hold it firmly in place while you trace around the edges with your scalpel. If you feel any areas are too tricky then go wide of the stencil and correct with scissors later.
  3. Repeat for all of your letters.
  4. Lay them out on your piece of cardboard to check your arrangement and then glue them down.

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I think if I were to do this again I'd either use bigger letters or a smaller card base, but you never really know how it is going to turn out till you're done!

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What do you think of my lyric wall art tutorial? Tell us in the comments below! I'd also love to hear what lyric you would use so pop that down there as well!

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