where the wild things areOur family loves books. I’m a big believer in reading to kids pretty much immediately. Even if they don’t understand anything at first, just the sound of your voice is soothing to them. Eventually they’ll start paying attention to the stories and they’ll have positive feelings associated with reading, which I think is incredibly important.

Anyway, I’ve been reading to both girls pretty much since they emerged from the womb. We have tons of favorites, one of them being Where the Wild Things Are. When Max decides to give up being king, the wild things shout at him “Oh please don’t go–we’ll eat you up–we love you so!” I’m not sure how or when, but at some point I start saying this line to Samantha.

I’ve been wanting some kind of art that incorporated the quote for a while now and the other day I decided to make one myself. It couldn’t have been easier.

I picked up a pack of small canvases from Michaels not that long ago because they were on sale and Samantha feels extra fancy when she’s working on a canvas. I also picked up a couple of packs of foam letters at the dollar store, not exactly sure what I would do with them at the time.DIY word art: setting up the lettersI simply attached the foam letters to the canvas and painted over the whole thing (Samantha actually liked just the foam letters on the canvas, so we’ll probably use them for another piece of wall art once she decides what she wants hers to say). I decided on yellow because I’ve been wanting to adds pops of it to our living room.

I was nervous at first because a lot of paint collected around the edges of the letters. I wasn’t sure how it would look but, as you can see below, it ended up making a sort of drop shadow effect.

DIY word artNot bad for a project that took ten minutes tops, right? My next project is a gallery wall in our living room which this may or may not find itself included in. If it does, I’ll post more pictures so you can see what it looks like in a collection.

Either way, I’m a big fan of word art—especially easy DIY word art. Are you?

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.