Display Inspiring Quotes

We all have a quote that motivates us or just makes us laugh. But rather than printing it out and placing it in a standard frame, think outside the box just a bit.

Studio 5 Contributor Mandy Douglass shares 5 fresh ways to create display those meaningful quotes.

1. Quotes on materials other than in a standard frame

This quote is a little inside joke between my husband and I. Although it is simple, it creates a big statement piece in our bathroom.

This wall art came together in 1.5 hours from start to finish. I found some old barn wood and screwed all three pieces to two vertical boards on the back. You can simply cut stencils from the silhouette or cricut, then paint on barnwood as a wall hanging! It really was THAT simple!

2. Split up the Quote

Kirsten Krason from http://6thstreetdesignschool.blogspot.com/ showed how she took something so simple and split it between three frames. It allows your eye to move across the room and allows such a bold, but big statement for her little girl’s nursery! Isn’t this how we all feel like little girls?

(to read about how to purchase these frames go here – http://6thstreetdesignschool.blogspot.com/2012/10/janes-nursery.html)

Another example was a religious quote that affected me this past month! I really wanted it in a place where it would remind me of the message that was said. I couldn’t find a better place than the shelves in my kitchen. I simply printed these out as photos on my photo printer. If you don’t have a printer you could create them and send them to your local photo processor.

Burlap pillow rage!

Right now at places like Restoration Hardware, you will see lots of different types of typography on burlap pillows. With some cheap burlap, Heat & Bond lite (found at Hobby Lobby), and a home office ink jet printer, you can print your own quote on a piece of burlap!

For detailed instructions of how to do this, follow this link:

Note – The finished size of this pillow is 13″ x 13″. The insert comes from Ikea, and my printer will print 12″ x 12″ An Epson Photo 1400

4. Quotes on walls without frames

Anyone who knows me, knows I have an obsession with plates. I found these two samples online that shows each word on a different plate.



Displaying Everyday Quotes

We all know that kids say the funniest things, so why not surround ourselves with those funny words that make us smile every day.

Maybe the quotes could also be letters of encouragement, or motivation from people we are inspired by!


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