This Is Your Life: How to Turn an Inspirational Quote Into DIY Wall Art (& the Perfect Gift!) by Donna John

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3 months ago
This Is Your Life: How to Turn an Inspirational Quote Into DIY Wall Art (& the Perfect Gift!)

Years ago, my oldest daughter found a quote she loved. After finding a printable version online, my creative juices kicked into high gear and the result was the quote framed and given as a "just because" gift. Now my youngest daughter has one in her apartment and another is hanging in one of my guest rooms. 

This craft can be customized to fit anyone's interests, favorite colors, decor, etc. My suggestion is to purchase lots of patterns, colors and designs in both sizes of the paper, then lay them out, mix and match, until you find the perfect one for whoever you are making it for (or yourself!). And be sure to read the quote. Really read the quote. It's great advice to live by. 

You’ll need:

  • 12 x 12-inch scrapbook paper or cardstock
  • 8 1/2 x 11-inch scrapbook paper 
  • double-sided tape
  • 12 x 12-inch frame
  • printed out “This Is Your Life” quote (see below)

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Put the 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper into your printer. Print out the “This Is Your Life” quote on it.
  2. Using doubled-sided tape, secure the print out on the 12 x 12-inch piece of paper in the middle.
  3. Put the paper into your frame. Done!

Photo: Using map-themed paper, this one hangs in my "Wanderlust" guest bedroom.

Photo: My youngest daughter likes more colorful and playful designs. 

Photo: The first one I made for my oldest daughter using a postcard-themed background.

Photo: The printable "This Is Your Life" quote. 

Below are various ways you can experiment until you find the perfect combination:

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Tribe
Wow! Awesome idea!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I LOVE this idea, Donna John and I LOVE the quote, too!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
What a wonderful idea, Donna John . So inspiring! Thank you for the step-by-step. So helpful!

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