DIY Ampersand Art

DIY Ampersand Art5 I have a super simple DIY for you guys! So I’m minding my business, scrolling through Pinterest, when I see this image. How cool, right? It looked pretty easy, so I thought I’d give it a try. I used the ampersand sign because I love the way it looked, but you can also do letters, numbers, whatever you like! I am working on a hashtag art piece for my closet room. This project was so inexpensive and virtually under $3 per piece of art. I purchased the thumb tacks from the Dollar Store for $1 each. The canvas is from Ross. It came in a set of 6 for $6.99.

Let’s get started…..

  • Start by typing your symbol into a Word doc, then enlarging it to the size you want. The size depends on the size of your canvas.  I think my symbol is around 600pt, and my canvas is 8×10.
  • Next cut out the symbol, then use a pencil to trace it onto your canvas.

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  •  Next, outline your image with the thumb tacks

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  • Start filling in your image with the remainder of thumbtacks (I used around 400 total).

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  • Tah-dah!!! All done. Now wasn’t that easy? Ok, go ahead and pat yourself on the back…you did a great job!

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Stay tuned for a bookshelf styling post!

Talk to you soon,

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    January 20, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Love this! Thanks for sharing sweets

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    January 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Super cute!

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    Melanie Smith
    January 21, 2015 at 1:31 am


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    Style Chic 360
    January 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Genius I’m trying this! Thanks for sharing!

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    January 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Really fun idea! I think I might do this on Sunday.

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    January 22, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Super cute and easy! I’m definitely trying this especially since I already have the materials!

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    RJ Haynes
    February 8, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Dollar store? Really? Cool & inexpensive. Definitely looks store brought:’)

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    February 27, 2015 at 6:33 am

    OKay, now this I KNOW I can do! These are great DIY posts you have, keep em coming please! 🙂

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