I saw this idea on Pinterest way back. I have a blank wall that needed something on it and I thought this would be a great addition. I didn't have any two by fours laying around or any vinyl, so I went outside the box a little bit. I found some great wooden square tiles at Michaels and had a wood burning tool from a project a little while back. I thought I'd try my hand at wood burning our family names.
I did this particular project a few months back. It has been hanging on the wall for months. It has needed something else on the wall with it or for me to do something with the tiles. I finally figured it out (for now anyway).
|I had to figure out how to arrange all our names on the wall so everything looked aesthetically pleasing. Lots of trial and error. I made a template from Excel with lots of boxes and then just started plugging in our names.|
|I used my Cricut machine to make a template for the letters.|
|These are the wood tiles that I found. They were perfect for wood burning.|
|I used my template and traced the letters on each wood tile.|
|Got the wood burning tool hot and ready to go.|
|Finished tile. Repeat A LOT!|
|The other day, I decided that I would add some artwork to the wall to see how it looked. I'm pleased with the added color and the fact that the art represents our family as well. I'll just do something else once Halloween is over.|
|The black and white piece are actually our foot prints made into ghosts that we did last year. The other piece is our "family pumpkin patch" made with all our palm prints that we did this year.|