I have no idea what to call this project:
- fill-in-the-blank wall art
- Mad Lib dry erase board
- customizable wall art
- dry erase wall messages
No idea ….
But, I LOVE it…. I made this one for my sister-in-law for Christmas and I’m pretty sure I want to make one for myself.
- foam core board
- fabric (1/2 yard maybe, depending on how big your frame)
- fabric paint/brushes
- dry erase pens
- straight pins
(Ok, I know this is REALLY pink fabric. But it is actually the *exact* fabric from her bridesmaid dresses. Kaitlin likes pink )
First, cut the foam core board to fit the frame.
Cut the fabric to fit the foam core board (and fold over the edges) – don’t forget to iron your fabric
I taped the fabric in place (see the photo above) – but make sure you use the straight pins along the edges to hold the fabric in place.
Tried-and-true technique recommend by Andrew – who spent years as a custom framer.
The little bitty tightness marks on the fabric won’t show – the frame will cover that part.
NEXT – Decide on your message and font. Print out the letters in the size you want.
I used :
- “I love you because _____ “
- font Rockwell
- font size 350
Align your words as straightly as you can
I used the extra bit of foam core board as a straight-edge to align the words perpendicular to the edges.
And then used the straight-edge to make the straight fill-in-the-blank line
Next step …. and there might be an easier way to do this ….. I just traced the cut out lettters in pencil.
And then started painting them in.
Very very (very) carefully with fabric paint.
Hint: Start with letters in the middle. It will be easier to keep the letters straight if you start with the middle. ALSO your painting technique will improve with every letter. If your worst painted letters are in the middle they will be far less noticeable than if you start with the first letter in the sentence.
This took me HOURS.
Which is why I suspect there is an easier way to do it.
If I was going to make several, I might make a screen and screen print them all ….
Next, just frame it.
You can write on glass with dry erase markers and erase it pretty easily!
Here are a couple fun examples:
I SO love this!
I already have several ideas for more fill-in-the-blank wall art!!