Saturdays Are Fun: DIY Subway Art

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Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

To bring a bit of vintage flair and uniqueness into your home and/or style file, check out today’s look at Subway Art and Tutorials. These nostalgic relics of days gone by from over 100 years ago, bring back sentimental feelings of the good ole’ days. I think we visual thinkers love them for the creative use of words and fonts. Plus the use of Subway Art in movies and televisions shows has subliminally entered our consciousness, such as in the TV Show Brothers and Sisters, as seen with this screenshot from Youtube:


Brothers and Sisters (Referential screengrab from you tube show clip)

“Having appeared as unique set decorations in several motion pictures including Monster-In-Law , Spiderman III , and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and television shows including The Good Wife, Royal Pains, and Veronica Mars, vintage subway signs look great in a number of settings from offices, to board rooms, to restaurants, to kitchens and living rooms,” according to

Let’s check out all the different styles of Subway Art in decor…

Source: via Lacey on Pinterest

A vintage antique rolled framed subway sign at a game table nook…to purchase see


Also available at



Family Rules Sign at “between you and me” blog. The dimensions are 4 ft by 2 ft and they are custom made just for your family.

If you’re interested in purchasing one,  see info here.



In a Pottery-Barn style entry way….



A great collage of psalms…



Source: via Kathleen on Pinterest


Subway art (vinyl words added to glass) creatively combined with shutters and a wreath…




Framed subway art…free downloads





11×14 Mama Loves You print on heavyweight matte art paper. A sweet reminder for your little ones.  Available at gusandlulu



Tips for designing your word art from the Silhouette blog here….




Ask kids to help define Grandma for a wonderful present for any holiday or even Grandparent’s Day!




Family Rules or Family Mottos make great Subway Art… available here



Be creative with mixed media background and colorful fonts…use the store locator and online shop links here

Laundry Room Subway Art…



Custom birth stats for a baby’s nursery, great clean graphic style. Available at Trendy Peas


Baby Girl Subway Art…




Use your favorite quote….



Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest


Or Oprah’s Favorite Quote…available here




Frame up your favorite sport fanatic’s related words…



Pottery Barn knock-off cost $3.00 using Silhouette


3D Subway Art using Clearance Numbers on sale for $.25 each…



Teacher Appreciation…


Halloween Decorating Ideas


Supersized Halloween Subway Art…. love the rolled flowers




Thanksgiving Printable…



Christmas banner….


Source: via Heather on Pinterest

Colorful New Year’s Eve Printable


Lovely Valentine’s Day Subway Art…



Supersized Valentine Subway Art….




Fun St. Patty’s Day Subway Art…




Fresh Spring Subway Art…by Christine M Smith



Colorful Easter Subway Art….



Loving Mother’s Day Art….



Loving Father’s Day Art….



Trendy Summer Subway Art….

Lake Rules…



4th of July Subway Art in non-traditional colors…


Source: via Nikki on Pinterest

Happy Birthday Frameable…

Photoshop Tutorial




Card Created with the Cricut Word Collage Cartridge by Joy at Obsessedwithscrapbooking

Card Created with the New Cricut Word Collage Cartridge



Milk Bottle Subway Art



Subway Art Chair



st. patrick’s day subway art gum wrappers



father’s day {subway art} corn hole


Happy Birthday Letterpress Card by weheartpaper

Letterpress Card Subway Art




Christmas Subway Art Pillow with Tutorial

New Subway Art Tote from Tim Holtz

New Subway Art Market Tote by Tim Holtz



Sewing Machine Subway Art Tutorial


Etched Glass Subway Summer Art

Etched Glass Subway Summer Art Tutorial using Silhouette


Source: None via Julie on Pinterest


Framed Kraft Coldplay Lyrics



Holiday Card Subway Art by Kristina Werner Using Silhouette Studio Software





Subway Art Pillow Tutorial



Tutorial for Personalized Subway Art T-shirt



Vinyl Decals for Your Mixer…can be ordered here after Summer is over.





Subway Art on a Monogram Letter….




Subway Art Clock How To



Subway Art Flower Pot with Handprints….




Subway Art Tutorial Using a Cricut



How To Make A Vintage Sign Using a Canvas


Birth Stats Tutorial Using Computer and Spray Paint


Oversized Subway Address Art Tutorial


Favorite Places Subway Art Tutorial Using Contact Paper




Family Tree Subway Art Tutorial Using Microsoft Publisher and Modpodge


Source: via Oneearup on Pinterest

Tutorial Using Contact Paper and Spray Paint


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Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com




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