Nothing big and impressive, but it was fun and easy. I'm a rusher. I need to move on to the next project quickly...I didn't really measure anything. I say just go with the flow on a project like this, especially if you're not selling it. Give it a try freehand. It looks so much more homey and in my opinion is less stressful. I cut the letters out of black construction paper after drawing them freehand...looking at a font online. Then I pasted the letters on my old bookpage triangles and glued those to twine. All while doing dishes, breaking up fights between a 6 and 2 year old, and singing in heels and pearls.