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You know – I have been looking at word art projects (also called typography) over the last couple days to try to get some ideas for wall art for the nursery.  And I kept finding so much great stuff that I had to stop and do a collection of ideas for you guys.  Now you may think typography projects are limited to simply projects that you print out and hang on the wall?  You would be wrong!  Let me show you some of the great ways you can use typography and words to spice up your home!

DIY Scrabble Wall Art

I love this idea.  Now I have seen where people have used leftover scrabble tiles to make some really cute stuff – but this is brilliant.  Carrie @ Seeker of Happiness came up with this and if you think she stenciled these, you would be wrong.  You have to hop over and check out how she did these! 

 Photo by Seeker of Happiness

Make Typography Spheres

I want these! Holly @ Homebody made these after seeing some used as a display at Pottery Barn.  She used Ping Pong Balls and rub on letters to make these.  I want a bunch of these to put on display on my mantel!

Photo via Homebody

Decorate a Table

Isn’t this beautiful?  This amazing table was created by Michael @ Inspired by Charm.  He owns the most adorable Bed and Breakfast in PA.  Seriously – I could sit and click through his blog for hours! 

Photo via Inspired by Charm

Add Words to a Dresser

Ok – how cute is this!  Lenore @ Lather, Write. Repeat. does some amazing furniture transformations and this was one of them.  I love the little knobs that say “pull” and “open”.  So cute!

Photo via Lather, Write. Repeat.

Decorate a Cork Board

Isn’t this amazing?  I love this cork board by Jo @ The Creative Collage.  The different shapes and sizes of the numbers is perfect!

Photo via The Creative Collage

Create some whimsical Script Names

These are just so cool.  You have to check out the tutorial that Ann Marie @ White House Black Shutters has done.  I love the light look these provide.  Adorable!

Photo via White House, Black Shutters

Make a Beautiful Pillow

I love this diamond pattern with the Welcome “sign” that Jenn @ Redberry Barn made.  Would you believe she traced out the diamond pattern with a sharpie?  Brilliant! 

Photo via Redberry Barn

Create a Beautiful Clock

I have a need for a clock in my master bath (I am always running late for work) but haven’t been able to find anything I liked.  But this idea I love!  This beauty was by Charlie @ Attempting Aloha

Photo via Attempting Aloha

So there you go – so some great projects to get your creative juices flowing.  Want more ideas?  Hop over and check out all the entries in the CSI Project’s Typography Project Link Party!  I noticed when I was searching for ideas that a lot of these were linked up there!  (I even linked up my romantic word art project!) 

Now tell me what you think?  Do you have any word art or typography projects that you have done?  Feel free to hop over and share them on my Facebook page!  I know we would all love to see them!

12 frugal friends said ...

Eates-A-Lot said... @ March 9, 2011 at 8:01 PM

I love the Decorate Table.

Most of my projects involve words.. and fan blades. :)

Ritkiss said... @ March 9, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Great ideas...love the scrabble word wall.

Oh, My Darling said... @ March 9, 2011 at 8:59 PM

The nerd in me loves the idea of scrabble wall art!

Jenn said... @ March 9, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Thank you so much for featuring my "sharpie" technique making my pillow. I am your newest follower, you have a great blog!
Have a delightful day!
Jenn from Redberry Barn

Vicky @ Pearl District said... @ March 10, 2011 at 4:33 AM

Oh thank you for your post! It's so inspirational!!! The only word project I did was spray pain my Sons name is put the letters on the shelf. Turned out pretty cute :) Nothing too creative though ;)

Have a great day!!

xoxo

Tammy said... @ March 10, 2011 at 11:41 AM

I think the table is adorable but it would probably cause me to eat everytime I saw it LOL I love the scrabble words on the wall. Really artistic

Shelly said... @ March 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Great post! Lots of great ideas, and eye candy. I've been thinking about how I want to spell out "laundry" on the door to, yep, you guessed it, my laundry room :)

Sarah said... @ March 10, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Hey, Jess! Great post - oh, how I love typography:) Thanks for the link to the Typography project party, I've been having fun checking them out. I have 2 things with text I want to do lined up - just have to find the time!!!

Thanks for your sweet comments about Maura! She loves Sophie!! And she WAS sleeping through the night, now not so much. and I can't figure out why. I had it so good, I was spoiled.

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said... @ March 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Thanks so much for linking up my dresser!!

XO
Lenore

fafner said... @ March 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Scrabble tiles are great for making jewelry too! I really like the acrostic thing.

Dana @ Cookin' At Cafe D said... @ March 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM

I followed through and read up on those scrabble letters. How cute!

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