this post is part of my role as a Michael's Maker - all opinions are my own
I might be obsessed with collections, and this Ampersand Wall is no exception. Obsessed! It just calls to me, all the variations and textures and the openness of the”&”.
Traditionally, of course, the ampersand is a symbol representing “and,” but to most who use it in their home decor, an “&” means much more than that. Do you have ampersands in your decor? Ever wondered why? Are you in the camp of those who come in and say “what’s with the AND wall?”
The best part about crafting is putting your own spin on a project. Whether it’s decorating with marquee lights or crafting with initials , Michaels has made it easy with their new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line of products.
A couple of the meanings behind the ampersand appeal to me. First, it is seen as a symbol of family, as in “You &…”, we’re all together. It brings words like “you & me” closer than using “and” would, so it’s that close-knit family relationship.
And then secondly, some consider the ampersand design a symbol of discovery. Of hope of more – of what’s coming next. Fun, right?!
“And – I am not finished. There is always more.” -Jeanier Hondes
“An ampersand gives us hope that there is always an ‘and.’” – Unknown
I have been collecting my ampersands from Michaels Craft Store (all but one) and love the variety. You’ve got to check out their Made By Me Market line – it is filled with TONS of cute things to personalized your space. I really love love love this idea below:
Be sure to check out posts from the rest of the Michael’s Makers team! If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts!