DIY Wall Art Idea:
Vintage Typography Letterpress Block

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Lots of crafty things were happening around my house this weekend. After coming across a bag of letterpress blocks at a flea market, my boyfriend and I found a way to embrace our love of typography by displaying them as homemade art. Here's how it all came together.

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Like an intricate puzzle, we assembled the blocks until the shape and pattern was perfect. We considered arranging them in a less traditional shape but ultimately decided that the best way to highlight the texture of the letters was to keep the outline simple. .

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Using MDF (fiberboard) cut to size and wood epoxy, we transfered and glued each letter into place


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Done!


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At some point, we plan to frame our masterpiece with some rustic wood so it looks a little more finished. It was a pretty straightforward project, but it turned out so well that I'm already brainstorming ideas for more original art.

(Images: Jennifer Hunter)