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a fun project for those old photos you don't need
I've seen a lot of wall decorations like these on the internet, and I knew that I could make them with things that I had lying around the house instead of wasting money at the store.

So here's a step=by-step of how to spice up your ceiling or wall using old photographs that you don't care for.

Posted by emptea from Chicago, Illinois, United States • Published See emptea's 12 projects »
  • Step 1

    Pick a saying/quote that you'd like to create, then type it into the word processing program on your laptop.

  • Step 2

    Choose a font that you'd like to use for your saying and change the size so that it's large enough for you to figure out how to draw the letters (I used Rockwell bold).

    Since you're going to draw and cut each letter, I recommend that you choose a short saying as well as a simple font. It also helps if you use all capital letters because you won't have to deal with dotting i's and whatnot.

  • Step 3

    Flip to the back side of a photo and draw a mirror image of the first letter of your saying. For example, if you wanted to make a b, you'd actually draw a d onto the back of your photo.

  • Step 4

    Repeat step 3 for each letter in your saying.

  • Step 5

    Cut out all of the letters.

  • Step 6

    Lay your letters out, spacing them as much as you'd like.

  • Step 7

    Measure out string so that it reaches from the beginning of the first letter to the end of the last letter of each word. Add about 6 inches to this length, then cut.

  • Step 8

    Repeat step 7 for each word. If you want to keep all of the words on the same string you may do that instead of separating each word.

  • Step 9

    Tape the tops of each letter to the string, keeping the spacing you'd like.

  • Step 10

    Tape your saying to a wall or ceiling and enjoy!

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