August 7, 2011

✥ Easy DIY "Eye Chart" Art ✥

Do you guys remember when I shared my progress on my gallery wall?  I outlined my plan for completion and it included creating personalized art. One of the ideas I've had my eye on are these eye chart art pieces. I think they're funky and cool, but especially if they're custom.



There's a website called Eye Chart Maker {aptly named, right?} where you can input the words you choose and it will put them into eye chart format. So sweet, am I right?
This way we can nab someone else's idea on the cheap {only for personal use and giving them full credit, of course} or make a one of a kind piece- like I've done.



You can play around with the program, creating rough drafts as quickly as you can write a sentence. There are a few limitations to what you're able to create. You are bound to a certain numbers of letters and lines, providing limited flexibility. This calls for some creativity- but it's a fun challenge. 

These are a few of the 20+ options I came up with. It took me some time to play around with the letter restrictions and line restrictions. Apparently I'm wordy or something?

In the end I uploaded my draft to Picnik so I could add another line, or two, of text.
Here's my final result.
This project was a lot of fun to do. It's a super easy way to get that eye chart look!

 
I hope you guys will make your own, cause I can't wait to see what you come up with!
 

85 comments:

  1. That is great! I love the way yours turned out! This is definitely a "must try" website- thanks for sharing it.

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  2. I love this idea, great that it can be any phrase you like.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I'm going there right now! Such a cute idea and I have a gallery wall in the works and it would be perfect there!!

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  4. Love this, so glad you posted. Thank you.

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  5. Following you on Bloglovin and now on GFC. Also following your progress on your photo wall. Liked the zebra (and the royalty free site you posted) and now am loving the eye chart maker. You post really doable things, thank you!

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  6. I am in love with your blog! The tutorials are awesome! You are awesome to us who need "step-by-step" directions. I am your newest follower and fan. Stop by "The Palace"~my blog sometimes and browse! Tiffany

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  7. Really fun...thanks for sharing! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  8. Awesome. They look so good. I am going to go make one right now. Thanks so much. I have wanted one of these but have never taken the time to look into it.

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  9. Awesome Idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Thanks for sharing this website. I can't wait to try it. Yours turned out beautiful.

    Ruth

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  11. What an awesome idea!! I definitely am excited to give it a try! Cute blog!!

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  12. Love it--so cute! Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

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  13. This eye chart is sooooo cool! I definitely want to do some of these as gifts!! Just wanted you to know that I made myself a copyable blog button! Thank you soooo much! I also posted about it and how your blog (with a link) made it all possible! :)

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  14. Thank you so much for being a part of Tales from Bloggeritaville’s Thrifty Thursday! I just LOVED your project and am featuring it in my Friday Flashback!
    I sincerely appreciate you linking up. It’s not a party without guest! Thank you!
    I hope you will accept and display the Tales from Bloggeritaville feature button on your blog. YOu can find it on the Friday Flashback Post. It’s my way of saying “Thank YOU!”

    Live*Love*Laugh,
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  15. This is great!! found you on stuff and nonsense! newest follower!

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  16. i.adore.this.idea...fantastic! i'm so happy you posted this on fridays unfolded that i featured it on my facebook page...awesome!

    alison

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  17. I love the lamp! I remember you blogging about it earlier! It is very nice!

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  18. I love how this turned out. I've seen these online and Etsy and stuff and always wondered how to DIY it. TY for sharing the site!

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  19. Inspiring! Thank you! I have an (unfinished) wall of frames - and your post has got me itching to go get it done! Thank you!

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  20. Beautiful wall collage! I so appreciate you sharing the idea of framing a wall thermostat - I have a challenging wall that has an oddly placed switchplate and now I have hope that I can incorporate (and camouflage) it! Thanks so much!

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  21. Oh my I love this project especially because I'm in the eye business and I love wall art! Thank you so much for sharing, I'm not following you and have bookmarked this page!
    Terry

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  22. Oh for Pete Sake!...I meant I am NOW following you and instead I wrote NOT :O) Ooopsie :O)
    Terry

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  23. This is great, Becca! Thanks for the links. I'm enjoying watching your wall develop! Fun!

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  24. Totally going to try this, thanks for the tip! By the way, your gallery wall is just PERFECT!

    Found you from Tutorials & Tips Tuesday!

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  25. I love this idea. I went to try it for myself though and I can't get it to work. :/ oh well! Yours looks great!

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  26. Your whole wall is so fantastic! I especially like how you framed that stupid old thermastat!
    I always have trouble decorating around those.

    I am a new follower... love your blog.

    I host a Bunny Hop Party every Wednesday and I would like to invite you. The linky is open until Sunday, but don't wait too long ;)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Bunny Jean's Decor and More (my main blog)

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  27. Great addition to your gallery wall!! Love it!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  28. Ok, that's so cute!! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower:):)

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  29. just a note to tell you that i featured your post on fridays unfolded this week!

    alison

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  30. Love the eye chart, but what I really love is the frame around your ac temp control. Had a little chuckle! Found you via Christina's Adventures linky party. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn
    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/06/chalk-paint-and-goodwill-most.html

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  31. That's awesome, Becca! Definitely something I want to try too! So cool! :) Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! Your wall is coming together beautifully! Can't wait for the reveal!

    Roeshel

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  32. LOVE this! I love what you chose to "say" in your eye chart

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  33. Another great idea for your fabulous wall!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  34. Thanks for sharing the website. I must go try this! I found you through ABFOL.

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  35. love the idea to use names. thanks for the idea. yours is great.

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  36. New follower through GFC. Love this wall and all that you're doing to it.

    http://photographernaturally.blogspot.com
    Come on over and enter my giveaway to win a $30 Target Gift Card. Ends 9/10

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  37. This ALMOST gives me the guts to try a gallery wall. It really looks so nice, and is a great way to add interest and texture and beauty to a wall and room. You did an AWESOME job.

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  38. This is so awesome! I have been admiring these for the longest time but my budget forced me to attempt one myself (which is harder than you might think when starting from scratch). Thanks so much for sharing!

    Annika
    A Sweet Release

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  39. I came via Shabby Nest. I am loving your gallery, one of the nicest ones I have seen. As for the eye chart - it is fun to play around with that site! I made one for my son last year using a Star Wars saying but made mine reverse colours, like subway art.

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  40. I'm loving the framed thermostat! Great print outs.

    I'm hosting a link party right now, & would love it if you stopped by & linked up!
    http://formamas.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-tell-friday-4.html

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

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  41. This is DARLING!! So creative! I love your blog- you have so many great ideas! Thank you for sharing this at our Strut Your Stuff Link Party! We hope that you will join us again tomorrow!!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  42. i couldn't figure out how to do it in picnik or picasa collages so i put mine in ms publiher and saved as jpeg. ended up at 1275x1650 /65.7 KB. thanks for the website!!! very cool.

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  43. Awesome! Thanks for sharing - definitely going on my pinboard!

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  44. I love anything eye-related (I am actually an eye doctor). Thanks for sharing! I found your blog thru pinterest, and added a pic of your DIY chart to my blog...hope that's ok!
    ~Kelly @ Corner of Main

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  45. This so super cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  46. Such a cute idea and I have a gallery wall in the works and it would be perfect there. I am going to have to try and make one of my own.

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  47. Read this --> http://stcatharinesstandard.ca/Community/NewsDisplay.aspx?c=202220 its about different types of eye chart. this may give you an idea when you go to an ophthalmologist.

    Smith | cheap t-shirts

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  48. These are FABULOUS...definitely bookmarking...thanks for sharing the website!

    Hope you'll be able to take some time to visit my little space in the blogosphere as well...

    Deborah
    http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/

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  49. Fantastic post! It turned out great. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  50. I love this idea and I can't wait to play around with that eye chart program. Thanks so much for sharing your continued wall progress at The Creative Spark - it is turning out amazing! I'll be featuring this today.
    Jenn :)

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  51. Such a great idea and I love the sentiment that you chose!

    Myers Maison

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  52. This looks amazing! In fact your whole gallery wall looks sensational!

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  53. i am so excited to try this, i spotted it right away on your gallery wall, and instantly wanted one for my family! thank you so much for sharing!!

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  54. I love this! but i am wondering: what font is the eyechart made in? I'm trying to add a "CHRISTMAS 2011" tag on the bottom, but can't match the fonts...

    Thank you for sharing!
    Jessie

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  55. i am just loving this! i love graphic letters! really beautiful

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  56. I love typographical artwork of all kinds, and your personalized eye chart is really cool :-) In fact, your gallery wall is one of my very favourites because of all the personal artwork you've created :-)

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  57. Hi Becca! Thank you so much for sharing this, I will definately have to make one for my home :) I'm now following your blog and I would be thrilled if you popped over to say hi at mine too.
    Cas x

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  58. that is awesome!!!! I have to definitely make one for my living room!!! Thanks for the inspiration..

    Featuring this tomorrow at my top 10!


    Angie from ALI

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  59. Your gallery display looks great!! I have a wall in our living room that I am planning one for..can't wait to have a collection of frames and photos like that! lOve the way you did yours..hehe Thanks for sharing the eye chart art tutorial too. It's such a fun way to create graphic prints, I'm really excited to experiment with that website. Thanks again for sharing, have a wonderful weekend :)

    love from
    Laura

    www.lifeatlowermountain.blogspot.com

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  60. Love the art - great idea - and it looks great at your house as well!
    Would love for you to come up and link it up at my party happening NOW! Hope to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  61. I really love the way you have put it all on the wall and yet the frames are not full yet...and I like both the black and white frames together!! And the eye chart idea is great. Thanks for posting!!
    Cindy

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  62. Too cute! And it seems simple too...I love your different drafts, especially the "I see something you don't see"...lol. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  63. I adore this! Just popped over from Singing Three Little Birds link party. Now following via GFC - so glad to have found your blog!

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

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  64. I just found this idea on Pinterest and love it!! Thinking about doing a gallery wall and add this as well to display our wedding and family pictures as well as wedding date. How do you change the font and add more words on the "Picnic" site??

    Thanks so much,
    Kamesha

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  65. Love your site! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  66. This eye chart is really cool. I like the way it fits into your gallery wall. I'm your newest follower. :)

    I'd love for you to come share at my first linky party!

    http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/03/wednesday-whatsits-1-link-party.html

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  67. haha! I've seen this on your wall before, but never noticed it said something! LOVE it! I sorta want one now....hmmmm.
    Hope your having a good week! Thanks for linking!

    --Katie

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  68. O!! The personalized eye cart is so clever! And what a simple DIY!!! I'm going to try this one, for sure!! RThanks for sharing! Found you on Days of Chalk and Chocolate
    Visiting from Well Rounded, leahkoenig.blogspot.com

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  69. I like this a lot! Thank you for linking to the sources. I want to try this for myself!

    Thanks for linking to Grace at Home!

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  70. Holy cow, how fun! AND what an amazing grouping also. I love your style.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  71. This is an ingenious idea! It looks perfect on your walls.

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  72. LOVE IT! I have wanted to try this for awhile...but you rocked it! Now I for sure need to make one!

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  73. Thank you so much for sharing this, I have been looking for a Eye chart website everywhere and thanks to you have found it. The gallery looks fantastic:)

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  74. This is so pretty and SO genius! I wish you had showed me this ten years ago when all of my friends were getting married! Love it, love it, love it!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  75. Hey I just wanted to know if you mind giving me the name of the text you use as well as the sizes?
    ttoldson@gmail.com

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  76. I would love it if you would share this post on the Waste no Want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby UK! I really think my readers will enjoy it!

    http://prettyshabbyuk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/waste-not-want-not-wednesday-2.html


    Many Thanks

    Dawn @ Pretty Shabby Uk

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  77. On www.txt2pic.com you can make more fake images with your text.

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  78. I am here from Under the Table and am so happy I am. This is a great idea! Love it!

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