Family Word Art

I have a confession to make.  I just barely took down my nativity silhouette.  You see, I didn’t have anything to replace it with so I just left it until I could come up with something to put in it’s place.  After much thinking I decided to do my own twist on a subway/word art.  I did a word art of words that are commonly said in our house.  My girls are little so there are a lot of “uh-oh’s” and “lookit momma’s”.  I thought it would be fun to capture all the things that are said a lot right now, especially Maddy’s famous word, “ta-da!”  I bought the frame at Wal-mart for five dollars.  It had one of those wierd brown/metallic finishes.  Gag.  So I painted it with Krylons’ glossy black spray paint and it looked tons better.  After I painted it, I glued the glass into the frame with my favorite E-6000 glue.  I even used that glue to put a hanging bracket onto the back, it was soo much easier than nailing it on.  Haha, it’s like liquid nails.  Then I created the word art in Silhouette’s software.  Most of the fonts I used came from kevinandamanda.com.  I’m quite happy with the way it turned out. It’ll be interesting to see how much the words that come out of my little girls mouths change over the next few years.  Macey keeps telling me “it’s pwitty mommy,”  but I think she just likes it ’cause it has a cute little birdy in the bottom corner. :-)

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5 Responses to Family Word Art

  1. Mary@redo101.blogspot.com says:

    You are very creative – love this word art! I so need to get a Cricut machine, right now I live on borrowed Cricuts! Anyway, good job on your art!!!

  2. I love this! What a great idea! I want to make one for my family, but it’s going to have to be much longer just to get the names, and then more for the sayings. :) (Kids, grandkids, etc. ) I’m going to think on this, you’ve inspired me!

    Did you use vinyl or just paper?

    Thanks for sharing!!

    • Ten Cow Chick says:

      Thanks Jeanene! You could definetly make a huge word art with lots of kids! Lol! I used vinyl for this project. Although I just noticed that silhouette now sells adhesive back cardstock, so you could use that too. Good luck and I hope you post pictures!

  3. Connie says:

    That is adorable. I’ll bet everytime your children look at that they feel special seeing their names along with special phrases and words heard in your home. Love it!

  4. Eates-A-Lot says:

    Very cute and fun!

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