DIY Poster Sized Word Art

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I don’t know about you but I LOVE poster size word art signs with fun sayings, verses from songs, even enlarged photos.  Since I discovered Block Posters when I painted the antique image transfer on my wood crate, I decided to give it a try with a bigger image and different type of image transfer process. 

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This technique is SUPER SIMPLE!!!!  I am telling you ANYONE CAN do it!!! 

Supplies I used:

  • Printer and paper
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Sheet of plywood (cut to size)
  • 1×2 wood strips
  • Red oak stain
  • Nail gun
  • Wood glue
  • Clamps

How I created my poster sized word art!

I used PicMonkey to type the verses that we like from the song “I Cross My Heart”  by George Straight using a cursive style font. Be careful when selecting cursive fonts – some of them are very hard to read.

Next I uploaded the image to Block Poster using the same steps as the antique image transfer project found here.  I printed the sheets and trimmed all the edges using my paper trimmer.  (You can use scissors, being careful to cut your edges very straight so they will line up correctly with the other sheets without having gaps or overlaps)


Mike cut the plywood and wood trim to size for me, almost a divorce situation:

  1. He was tired from working an insane amount of hours
  2. It was hot out
  3. Our garage is out of control messy with DIY projects and “stuff”
  4. The table saw was under a bunch of JUNK!
  5. The piece of wood I wanted him to cut was warped and I insisted he use it anyway………..

I almost had to break out in an ugly cry, but he grumbled his way through it and no one was hurt!


Next, I applied Mod Podge to the plywood covering an area the size of one sheet of paper.  I started in the corner and worked my way across and down.  After the Mod Podge was applied to the section I carefully laid the sheet of paper on top.  I used an old credit card to smooth it out and remove any air bubbles, then covered it with another layer of Mod Podge.  (be very careful when smoothing out the paper, it can tear easily)

Repeat this process for all sheets of paper and let dry completely. 


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What they don’t tell you on Pinterest!

You might want to paint your plywood the same color as the background of your paper, in case any of your seams are not perfect!  <–if you don’t the plywood will show through the cracks causing you to very carefully paint the crack white!

Line up your lettering from one sheet to the next very carefully!   <– if you don’t, you will need to take a sharpie and attempt to make the letters line up perfectly by filling in the gaps!

Thanks a lot Pinterest for making us all feel like this is so simple even a 2 year old can do it!  (well it really kind of is that simple)

Finish it up

I stained the trim Red Oak and used a nail gun and wood glue to attach them (well Mike did this part!).  Being very careful to shoot the nails straight in or at an angle so they won’t come through the front of your project.  I would have ugly cried for sure if this happened.  <—-Mike might have too!


Remember the warped wood that almost caused a divorce?  Yeah, well I also used clamps to hold the nails and wood glue in place while the project dried.   It all worked out perfect………..I told him it would!

Add a picture hanger and there you go – another simple way to create your own poster sized word art! 


I do love this song and am so in love with how this project turned out!  Now to finish the master bedroom sitting area so I can hang it up!! 

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