Hey color lovers, we’ve got the perfect way to make your walls radiate joy. This dimensional wall art will brighten up your space and fill your days with pure positivity. Say it with us: Yay!!
What You Need
1. Draw the First Letter
Draw a large letter on one of the 16″ x 20″ foam boards — and we mean large. It should take up most of the board, leaving ample room for the smaller versions that will layer inside. Use a ruler to make sure the lines are straight as you draw with your pencil.
2. Cut It Out
Cut out the letter with an X-ACTO knife and remove the excess pieces.
Place the board with the cut-out Y on top of a second piece of foam board. Make sure the boards are evenly aligned and trace the cut-out letter onto the second board with a pencil.
Pro Tip: To help the boards stay aligned and in place, use masking tape to hold them together as you trace.
Remove the top foam board and draw a slightly smaller “Y” inside the big tracing. To make sure the size stays consistent, use a popsicle stick as a guide.
Just like before, use the X-ACTO knife to cut along the inner pencil line.
Continue this process of tracing and cutting on every piece of foam board. Your letter will get smaller and smaller until you just have a simple pencil line letter on your seventh board.
5. Paint the Letters
Now for the fun part: adding color! Starting with your skinniest letter (the bottom piece of foam board), paint on top of the pencil lines. For the other boards, paint around the cut-outs. Leave the top layer (the biggest “Y”) all white.
Because we’re going to be layering the boards, the paint doesn’t need to be precise in any way. Don’t worry about clean edges — just make sure the space that’ll be visible when you stack the boards is well covered.
6. Tape the Boards Together
Apply double-sided tape across the white space of the bottom foam board. Line up the next layer and press the two boards together.
Repeat this for all the boards, building your way up from the skinniest cut-out to the biggest.
Repeat the process for the rest of your letters, put ’em in a big frame and hang them on your wall!