Everyone LOVES subway art. I love using Wordle to create an easy DIY alternative to Subway art. Using the Wordle site to create the design you’d like gives you the start you need.
Wordle Wall Art
I made these Wordle wall art pieces for my son’s teachers. They LOVED them. I chose words that my son used to describe each teacher to add a personal touch. This project wasn’t very hard, but it did take more time than I first thought.
- Plywood- I purchased a pre cut 2 x 2 piece of plywood at a local hardware store.
- Craft paint
- paint brushes
- foam stamps – mine were bought years ago from Creative Keepsakes and are no longer available.
- Wordle Design
I painted the board with black craft paint. While it dried, I used white paint to create different hues of grays to use for the words. I used a variety of foam stamps to create the words and shapes I wanted.
Using the word choices my son chose for his teachers, I simply typed those into Wordle and created a fun pattern.
This gift was so loved and popular, I’ve been asked to duplicate it for our school auction using words describing our community.
That is a WONDERFUL idea for teacher gifts! I just finished mine the other day too (we were out Tuesday . . . I'm just north of you!)
Hopefully I can remember this for next year!! 🙂
True that for crafty projects, you know when you start but not when you end! I love this idea; it could also work for mother's or father's Day.
Pati @ A Crafty Escape says
I can't wait to see the finished product.
The gift looks awesome and they're very unique!
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Oh my gosh….I love that!
I wish I had seen these sooner…we too are still in school, out MOnday, but I don't think I have the time to do them!!!!!
Super cute…thank you!
Chara Lynn says
What a great looking project! I am certain I didnt have anything like that when I was in school.. I bet the teachers will be floored. I love it!
I love your teachers gift idea! We made flower pens in a cute flower pot for our teachers this year.
Steph @ somewhatsimple says
I love those teacher's gifts! What a great idea!