Dr Seuss Wall Art

I saw this quote while surfing Pinterest (I'm obsessed, I admit it) and it was just what I was looking for to hang in my daughter's bedroom. I was about to put it on canvas (I just love canvases) but then I had a thought to try something different...
I used six 2 1/2"x12" boards, and two 1"x12" boards to make the wall hanging. I had paint leftover from my hairbow holder, FolkArt acrylic paint in Tickled Pink. Total amount spent on this projects was about $6.
I alternated the boards and made them about 1/4" off to give it a little bit of an uneven look. My lipped sewing ruler worked perfect for this project!
Then I put the two smaller boards on each side of the ruler and centered on the larger boards. The "top" board was placed a little higher so that hanging it would be easier.
Leaving the ruler in place, I put some Amazing Goop glue all over the back of the board and pressed it down, making sure it was centered and then put some packages of copy paper on top until it was dry. Don't want the project to fall apart!
Once it was dry, I turned it over and got ready to paint!
I painted about 2 coats, letting it dry in between.
Once the paint was dry, I 'distressed' the edges by sanding all the way around, and in between each board. Then I covered the entire thing in Mod Podge.
I don't know about anyone else, but I get a mini panic attack before I use my Silhouette. Don't get me wrong, I *love* the machine - I just get so afraid of messing up & wasting vinyl! I end up making mistakes all the time, but I'm slowly learning...
Anyway... So I set up all the words on my own and then cut them out in white vinyl. I love how it turned out!!
It still needed a little something, so I got out some glitter glue and went around the words "you" & "youer" so they would stand out. Super easy!! And that's it!!
I really love it, it's so girly and hopefully the quote will always remind my little girl how special she is :)

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56 comments:

  1. This is amazing! & I've always loved this quote by Dr. Seuss. I'm a new follower.
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  2. That's fantastic!! My daughter's teacher is a huge Dr. Seuss fan so I'll be tucking this away for a gift idea for next year! Great job!

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  3. You're pretty much fabulous! LOVE THE BLOG! LOVE THE DIY!

    Coming on by from the LINKY PARTY!

    Your newest Follower!
    Come pop on by Little Miss Mama, we'd love to have you! The Tea is always served hot and Cupcakes will no doubt cure a sweet-tooth!

    XO
    Tairalyn

    www.little-miss-mama.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi, I found your link on Catch a Glimpse Thursday. When I saw how clever your blog name was I instantly clicked your "Follow" Button. hahaha Very fun blog you have!

    This project is spectacular!! We are Dr. Suess Lover's at our house & I love this quote!! I've been looking for ideas for my boys room and I love this!

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  5. Wow, wish I could pull off something like that for a boy!

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  6. This is so adorable Lindsay! It turned out so pretty and the quote totally rocks. I'm really glad I found your blog and I am now following you thanks to Sassy Sites, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!
    Happy Friday

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  7. Okay, Lindsay, it's official, you're my hero! I love this!!! It couldn't be any cuter!

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  8. I have always thought Dr. Suess quotes in a kids room would be awesome. Love this. Found you through Sassy Sites and I am your newest follower!

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  9. Saw you on Sun Scholars....this is an absolutely adorable sign! Love! I am going to pin it for inspiration when I redo my daughter's room this fall. Glad you shared!! Have a great weekend.

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  10. Love this!!!! So girly!!!

    I have been wanted to do something for my daughter's room as well but unfortunately I don't have a silhouette.

    This is GREAT!!!! T4S

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  11. This is so great! I love Dr. Seuss!

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  12. Hello! Newest follower from the Boost My Blog Friday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:

    Amber
    http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

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  14. Lindsay -
    Super cute idea that gives lots of inspiration. Now following your blog to watch what your next creative spurt brings. Stop by my way when you get a few minutes. I like to work with repurposed things and give them a 2nd life.
    Michael
    bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com

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  15. This is so great!!! I made a card with this quote for my daughter's b-day this year. I may have to do this for her room though.
    ladeedacreations.com
    following you now,

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  16. So cute! Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday! :-)
    Vanessa

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  17. Adorable! I want one of my friends to have a baby so I can make this as a gift.

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  18. love it Dr. Seuss is one of my heros the lessons in the stories he has I love the hot pink that you used as well come visit me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  19. Love that quote! Your sign turned out WAY cute!! Great job!!

    We host a linky party "Strut Your Stuff Sunday!" We would love for you to link up! We appreciate it!!

    Kristine
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  20. This is just gorgeous! Love the glitter glue touch!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  21. Such a cute and do-able idea, I love it!! Thanks for linking up to our party!! Hope to see you again ;)
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  22. Lindsay this is soooo great!! I love it. What a fabulous sign for your daughter.
    Thanks so much for linking it up to Think Pink Sundays! I featured it on FB & Twitter this morning!

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  23. I'm the co-host of the "I love my online friends" hop and I dropped by to say hello! I follow you and I hope you can stop by Weidknecht.blogspot.com. I'm having a massive giveaway party right now because I just reached 1000 GFC followers! ~Lisa

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  24. I love Dr. Seuss! This is so fun! I am visiting from Its So Very Cheri. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I love love love this! And I'm so glad you linked it up to my Tutorial Tuesday. You are so amazing-keep it up and I hope you come back next week and link up some more great stuff!

    Kari
    Newlyweds on a Budget
    www.morganandkari.com

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  26. This is FABULOUS! Dr. Seuss is my hero and this is just wonderful!

    I am visiting from Crafting is my Therapy!
    Lesley

    craftingismytherapy.blogspot.com

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  27. Lindsay, this is adorable! I have got to get a Silhouette! Thank you so much for linking up! Have a wonderful week! :)
    Crysta
    Homemaker in Heels

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  28. So adorable! I love the pink color!

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  29. This is so sweet. I love the quote & the pink.

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  30. Love it! I can already think of great quotes to use and then give away as gifts thanks for the idea

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  31. I love this sign! It's wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing at seven thirty three. I got to get a Silhouette soon

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  32. I've given you the Fabulousity Friday award at Sweet Tea Serendipity!
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com/2011/06/fabulousity-friday.html

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  33. I love the sign! What a cute idea!
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  34. I love this sign and the staggered boards. You truly are so artsy!!

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  35. Adorable! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  36. Love it! Do you have a file that you would be willing to share?

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  37. This is so cute! I would love to put this quote in my classroom. Did you purchase the file or make it yourself?

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  38. Love Dr. Seuss!! So cute! Popping in from Sassy Site's New Friend Party & I'm your newest follower! :)

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  39. Okay, now you have gone over the top!!!!! This is amazing! It would go perfect in my office, wink-wink!!!I am pinning this on my Pinkalicious Pinterest Board!
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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  40. I LOVE this! It (almost) makes me want a baby girl so I can decorate her room with it, lol!
    I featured it in a Dr. Seuss post this evening, check it out...
    http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2012/02/celebrating-dr-seuss-this-week.html
    (there's an I've been featured button you can grab too)
    -Molly

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  41. I love your blog,helpful, thanks for sharing!

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  42. Nice information presented in the post, thanks for sharing such a great post.

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  43. Great Blog. I add this Blog to my bookmarks.

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  44. Brilliant post mate, keep up the good work

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  45. hi, Useful info. Hope to see more good posts in the future.

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  46. thanks you for your tips… keep up the good post

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  47. Nice article, thank you.Please keep on blogging.Best regards

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  48. thanks you for your tips… keep up the good post

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  49. I will try it for my room.its great idea.

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  50. Love the controlled neatness of the vinyl lettering contrasting with the staggered board placement. Dislike your "poopy" site name---you should be Artsy-Smartsy!

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