I’m not sure where this idea came from. I think I saw something on Pinterest (typical) but I can’t seem to find the pin. But ever since I’ve loved these big letters… They’re all the rage. But did you know that big letters cost money? More money than I am willing to spend. So I did my own thing (thank you Hobby Lobby).
I bought wooden letters ($4.00 each) and a package of chip board ($3.50). The spray paint was $6.50.
Total cost of this project: $22.00 (Woohoo!)
I started by cutting the chipboard into two inch strips. I made lots of varied sizes as you can see in the arch of the O. The chipboard didn’t curve very easily without really getting bent so little tiny pieces was the solution. This was the most time consuming part, but put on Netflix, avoid that pile of laundry, relax and glue your afternoon away.
The day after I finished gluing, the high in Wichita was 15 degrees. That’s not ideal spray painting temperatures, so I had to wait a day. When I did get to painting, I had to set up a space heater in the garage because the next day the high was only 35 degrees which is also not ideal for spray painting. But after 4ish coats and lots of weird angles and extra long dry time because of the cold, they were done!
I used tiny little nails to hang them up. They weigh about .1 pounds so I’m not worried about them falling.
The spray paint I used was Brushed Metallic in Caramel Latte.
What do you think? For $22 I don’t think I could have done much better. Now, for adding more art to the rest of that huge wall…