Tuesday, May 31, 2011

DIY Lego Wall Art

I started with a picture frame

some white cardstock, a pencil, hot glue, and


my son's left over legos (I had permission to use these)  :). 
 
I freehanded a faint outline of his initial onto the cardstock, then used my hot glue gun, small lego pieces and started gluing away.

This was my first draft.  I felt like it looked too skimpy. 

So I did a lot more filling in and even layering some of the lego pieces.  

My advice on this project (after the fact):  Use a standard font for the letter.  At first I thought I wanted a slanted cartoon-like letter shape but after the first draft (above), I realized that a standard font would look better.  Start with larger pieces and create the outline of the letter first, then fill in.  Vary the pieces, don't line them up.  Stick to 2 - 4 colors.  Don't bother with the glue strings until the end, then you can pluck them off. 

Here it is in my son's room.  He loves it!

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4 comments:

  1. Cute! My son would love something like this.

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  2. Great idea! My son is Lego crazy. I should make one. Visiting from Shabby Nest!
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