Mar 23, 2021

RENT Logo Artwork Craft

As National Craft Month draws to a close, we’re turning our focus to one of the most beloved Broadway musicals over the past two decades. Whether it’s your dream to rent a place down in the flats or open up a restaurant in Santa Fe, this piece of avant-garde artwork is the perfect decor to send you “Over The Moon.”

Time: 30-60 minutes
Recommended Ages: All
When Should I Do This Craft?: “No Day But Today!"

Supplies Needed:

  • 4”x 6” index cards, cardstock or heavy paper
  • Masking tape or painter’s tape
  • Large, black construction paper
  • Cardboard
  • Scrap paper
  • Markers: You can either follow the color pattern in the sample, or choose your own
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Sample RENT logo (below): You can use this version, google another or use your imagination



Step 1: Create your stencils

Cut your masking tape into pieces and adhere them to your index cards, spelling out the letters in “RENT.”


Step 2: Give your stencils some color

Place your index card stencils on a piece of scrap paper fully covering them in the color of your choice. Start from the upper left-hand corner and work your way down. Tip: The color doesn’t have to be perfectly filled or evenly spread as its uneven nature fits with the motif of the show. La vie Bohème!


Step 3: Mount your letters to cardboard

Cut your cardboard into pieces slightly smaller than your index cards and affix them to the back of your letters. This will “float” your letters on the canvas and give your artwork a little bit of depth.


Step 4: Create your canvas

Cut a piece of cardboard into a desirable size for your background. The one pictured is 10” x 14.” Glue a piece of black construction paper to it to create your backing. Tip: Be sure your construction paper is large enough to cover your cardboard.


Step 5: Glue your letters to your background

Carefully lay out your letters on your background, gluing them to the cardboard-backed construction paper. Tip: Make sure to give yourself enough distance from the edge of your background. It may help to glue the “R” and “T” first so you can properly space the “E” and “N.”

You’re now ready to light (an artificial) candle and enjoy your new piece of Broadway-themed art!


Want More? Will you not be satisfied until your walls are covered with 1,000 pieces of art? You can try using this same method to make similar artwork featuring your name or quotes from the show all in the style of RENT!


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