I find this piece by The Shop House not only clever but beautiful. Its title, ‘Bookmobile-Vespers in Vienna’, doesn’t hurt my admiration for it either. Another find in The Shop House’s Etsy store is the ‘Ilumminated Switchplate’ (pictured below), which features the poem, ‘To a Butterfly’, by William Wordsworth. Are both DIYable? Guess what I think.
From Seaside Inspired, these 6″ letters of the alphabet are covered in Cape Cod sand and then clear-coated. They’re 18 bucks a piece, but you can find paper-mache and wooden letters at your local craft store for next to nothing. A slathering of craft glue, a dip in some sand from a nearby beach (or from the craft store) and a spray of fixative and you’d have a viable knock off.
Grab a sheet of Avery Labels, one of those thin magnetic calendars you received in the mail over the holidays–generally from a mortgage company or a realtor–and make your own magnetic words.
For my Curbly-themed terms, I used Avery return address labels, #5267. I formatted them using Times New Roman, size 19 font, and aligned the text both vertically and horizontally. Although the #5267's were the perfect height, any size would work. As would any font, of course. Continue Reading