I’ve been thinking a lot lately about DIY gifts, especially since the holidays are coming up. I even have a whole Pinterest pinboard with a few of my favorite DIY gift ideas. So when my dad tied the knot last month, I wanted to create something that he and his new wife could enjoy for years, and this typography art seemed like a perfect idea!
I originally saw the idea on Tip Junkie, created by Amy of My 3 Monsters, and immediately knew it would be a perfect gift for any family, or as wedding decor. Luckily for me (and for anyone looking to create their own typography art), Leo Reynolds’ Flickr photostream has thousands of photos of typography and signage that you can use for free with few restrictions. The hardest part of creating this look is sorting though HUNDREDS of letters to find the perfect combination.
After finding all my letters and numbers, I used Photoshop to create the file in 11″ x 14″, had it printed at Kinkos on 11″ x 17″ (there is a little white space on the sides, but the frame I got covered it), and framed it in a 16″ x 20″ frame with an 11″ x 17″ mat. Personally, I think it came out great, but what do you think?