So what's the solution? Surround yourself and your home with pictures of loved ones, relaxing scents...and upbeat words! The first two, you probably already have adorning every space you can. The last one? A DIY project that will take you under an hour, from start to finish.
Besides, who doesn't love colorful wall art?
I spelled out the words "Lovely Days," but the possibilities are endless for word and phrase ideas! Just keep in mind: mine was only 10 characters and was more than enough letter cutting for me. ;)
First, you'll want to start off with the following items (you probably already have most of this around the house):
colored paper | ribbon or string | scissors | pencil | tape
Now. I drew my letters by hand, using a ruler and eyesight. If you're not comfortable doing this, I highly suggest printing letters off from your computer, one big one per page. You'll want to keep the letters fairly simple in form, as you'll be cutting them out, as well.
Here are my letters! I sort of adore the imperfection. :)
Next, I used my tape and just secured the ribbon to the back of each letter; one small piece worked just fine. You don't want the letters to be too stiff hanging from the ribbon.
Because I had two words, I did one stretch of ribbon per word, then tied the ends together into a bow. It took a couple of tries to get the second word at the correct hanging level, so make sure you give enough slack if you're doing a similar structure.
I then secured the hanging to the wall using just 2 of those little double-sided mounting squares by 3M. (Their products were seriously made for crafty DIYer's such as you and I.)
Ta da! Easy peasy, and cute as a button. This is a great little DIY that can be changed throughout the year, depending on the season or upcoming holiday. Think of all the cute phrases and words you can make into hanging wall art!!