Paris is Always a Good Idea Wall Art

So, I watched this movie the other day called Julie & Julia. The story was good, but the girl’s dedication towards her blog made me feel both jealous and guilty. She challenges herself to cooking over 500 recipes and publishing them on her food blog. That is more than one post per day. And I on the other hand, barely post over 3 times per MONTH. While this enthusiasm to start working seriously on this blog lasts, let me share a DIY I came up with a few days ago- an under 60 min project that is sure to be a conversation starter.

Paris is always a good idea!



Well, without further ado, let me show you how this beauty is made.



Use a drawing board for the base and glue black paper on the front and sides. Drawing boards are a neat option because they are a lot cheaper than getting a custom frame built and the 4 or 5 standard sizes they come in are perfect for making art displays. I made the Inspiration Board using a drawing board too and it’s working out great for me because putting up and removing pins from these boards is really easy.20160504_160854

To get an idea of how big do you want the letters to be, fold some paper and place it on the base. Change the width till you get a size that works for your display.

Now if you don’t have a printer in your dorm and it’s 1 am, but you need to make this right away like me, you’re gonna love this little trick.


Keep your computer’s display setting at it’s brightest. Place a piece of paper on the screen and trace the letters. Simple as that!


Is it easier than printing? No, but it’s fun and a good alternative if you don’t have a printer at hand- a true DIY!

After tracing, cut the letters out. This part is going to be a little tricky if you choose a cursive script.



To make it more interesting, replace the ‘A’ with a small Eiffel Tower.

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Make a free-hand drawing, cut it out and cut out that rectangular hole at the end. Add details with a black marker.


Place all the cut-outs on the base to figure out a good arrangement and adjust spacing. Once you have something you like, glue it all in place. Add a hook to the back and you’re done.



I’d love to go to Paris someday.


I hope you enjoy working on this project. It’s simple yet elegant and the black and white palette would look perfect incorporated in minimalist decor.

Happy crafting!

Till next time!


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  3. A lovely piece and a cool idea. I’ve used the “DIY light box” trick before in tracing maps. If you need another source for cheap boards, black photo mats can be a great substrate for art or design like this too. Nice finished product! Your dorm must be WAY classier than mine was.


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