DIY Christmas 3D Subway Art

~Christmas Craft Showcase~

 

Have you made a purchase, not knowing what you’re actually going to do with the product? I have to confess that I do that sometimes. I see something cute and a few ideas run around in my head but honestly I don’t have a definite idea of what I want to do with it…but I know I’ll do something!

This time, I made some Christmas 3D Subway Art!

christmas 3d subway art

That’s what happened when I found these cute fabric covered wooden words at Michael’s. They were in the $1.00 bin. They’re so cute who could resist!

Christmas 3D Subway Art

Once I got them home, I remembered that I had a wooden frame with some great cut-out designs. It’s been sitting, waiting for the day that it would become spectacular.

christmas 3D subway art

My first thought was what to do with the frame. I went back and forth on whether I should paint it or maybe decoupage it with some great paper. But with the cut-out design, I knew it would be too hard to get a good clean-cut of the paper. Finally, I decided that I would use DecoArt Americana black acrylic paint and their Staining and Antiquing Medium.

christmas 3D subway art

When you add the staining medium to the paint, it creates a great colored stain for your project. You simply brush the mixture on and then immediately rub it off.

christmas 3D subway art

christmas 3D subway art

This created a light black stain on the frame, which is perfect for this project. I didn’t want a deep dark black painted frame. I wanted something softer for this art.

christmas 3D subway art

Once the frame was dry, I worked on the placement of the words. To attach the words to the frame, I hot glued twine across the back of each word and to the frame itself. I glued twine strands about 2 inches apart, which allowed each letter to be glued to at least 2-3 strands of twine. It works great because the words do not lean forward or move around.

Christmas 3D Subway Art

Christmas 3D subway art

christmas 3D subway art

Christmas 3D subway art

Christmas 3D subway art

It was destiny that those 5 little $1 words fit perfectly in that frame! I just knew it would look spectacular!

Christmas 3D Subway Art

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  1. Leslie, The sign is perfect. You made the right decision on the paint! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!
    Kathy, Petticoat Junktion recently posted…Your Christmas Present Is Ready–Tricycle Red DresserMy Profile

  2. Leslie…I love this! What a darling way to use these! So clever! ~Tammy
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  3. Love this sign! I am having so much fun with the Christmas Craft Showcase. I am getting so many great ideas that I want to copy and to share!
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted…Vintage Lynchburg Holiday Sale 2013My Profile

  4. This is really cute, Leslie! I have some of those words, too, from last year, but at the moment I couldn’t tell you where they are! Great job, and thanks for joining us on our craft tour!

  5. Great project! I love the patterns and texture, beautiful!

  6. Leslie I adore this project! I didn’t even notice that the twine was holding the words on before you pointed it out. ;) And I know all too well about buying items and not having a clue what you’re going to use them for. Happy to be on this tour with you!
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  7. Great way to use those Michaels’ finds!
    Kelly

  8. I love this idea! I just tweeted it and shared it on my Facebook page for my blog! Thanks for sharing this idea!
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  9. In answer to your question at the beginning of the post: Yes, all. the. time! You did a beautiful job with this subway art! I love it! Great idea to use the twine!
    Jeanie @ create&babble recently posted…Glitter Glass Christmas Star GarlandMy Profile

  10. This turned out beautifully, Leslie. The I love the combination of patterns (especially the plaid).
    Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline recently posted…Polka Dot Pot – A Last Minute Christmas CraftMy Profile

  11. What a fun a sweet Craft! This wold be a great one to sit and do with my girls.. :) Thank you so much for sharing it with us at our Christmas Extravaganza Party!! Pinning :) xoxo
    Angelina-JoJo and Eloise recently posted…How to make an iMac Dust CoverMy Profile

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