Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Office Art: Magazine Words

This is another simple project you can use to make some one of a kind art for your home.  I'll be putting mine in my office, someday :)  It's as easy as tracing, cutting, and gluing.

You will need:
  • Printed phrase
  • Magazine pages
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Elmer's glue
Use Microsoft word to print out a phrase of your choosing.  I went with "Choose happiness" because it's such a good reminder :)

Cut out the letters, skipping the duplicates and keeping your page as intact as possible- you'll use it as a guide later.

Then, simply trace the letters onto magazine pages, and cut them out.  Go for pages with color and texture for the best effect.

Lay your letters out.  If you like them, great!  If not, just replace the ones you don't.  I switched a few of mine up.
I wasn't nuts about the two red Ps in a row, and I thought one of my Os looked a little flat.

Finally, using your original sheet of printed paper as a guide, glue your letters onto a heavier stock paper.  I used a sheet of watercolor paper.
You can even make a few pencil marks to help you place the letters
Ta da!  I really love this.  And it couldn't be easier!

If you decide to give this a whirl, snap some photos and send them to me: holly[at]goeslightly[dot]com.  I'd love to feature your project on the blog!


  1. This is great! I've used magazines as wrapping paper before but haven't thought of this. Maybe I can do some Christmas prints. Thanks for the idea!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

    1. Thank you! Can't wait to see what you do- be sure to send me pictures! :)

  2. What a great idea! I might do this for my office! You're so creative!

  3. Love this - such a fun DIY and a great message :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  4. wow, such a simple but amazing project, need to try it!!

    Love, Becky
    the fashion nerd

    1. You should totally do it! Send me pictures :)

  5. This would be fun for a craft night :)

    1. Oh, what a good idea! I might have to organize one now :)

  6. Really cute DIY! I like it a lot :) So simple but effective!

    Helen at "Hels Yeah" xx


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