DIY Metal Letter Wall Art

Today I wanted to share a little piece of “artwork” I created with industrial-looking tin letters I found at Hobby Lobby.  My inspiration was artwork by a great Cleveland artist, Garrett Weider.  He does small Cleveland skyline paintings and larger block letter paintings that you can buy from local coffee shops, the Cle Clothing Co or his Etsy site.

 Metal Letter Wall Art - Cleveland

I spotted these industrial looking letters at Hobby Lobby, got them on sale (50% off!), and voila – I had a nice piece for the wall with a shout out to Garrett.  I wanted to fully spell “Cleveland”, which is 9 letters.  I thought the full word would work nicely in a 3×3 vignette.  The hubby helped me of course and used Kraft paper to create a template for the wall, spacing each letter how we wanted and then measuring and marking where the holes would need to be.  Then it was just a matter of holding the paper up to the wall, putting in nails, and hanging the letters.

Metal Letter Wall Art - Cleveland

I chose to hang this artwork on my stair landing and couldn’t be happier with the result.  When you come into the house, this is the main piece that beckons from the stairs and says “hey, these people are from Cleveland, and they like a little industrial edge”.  Ha!  I’m not sure it exactly says that, but I’ll have to interview my guests.  

Metal Letter Wall Art - Cleveland

Have you done any letter art?  I’d love to hear about your projects.

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