Friday, August 5, 2011

DIY Art


Like many others I spotted this art on Pinterest and added it to my DIY board to sit collecting dust and not being made. Last week when I was trying to decide between a registry pick or cash for our friends wedding this image popped in my head and I knew I had to try it.

I started with a 12"x12" canvas, two 5" letters, a bucket of thin wooden letters, white spray paint & a hot glue gun.

I spent the most amount of time playing around with layout. I wanted something cute to signify their love & wedding.



After deciding on a layout I filled in the holes on the bottoms of the big letters and started hot gluing the letters down. I was sure to apply the hot glue heavily so the letters would stick to the canvas.

I had trouble finding an ampersand or a plus sign so I created one from hot glue.

The best thing about hot glue is how quickly it dries, in just a matter of minutes I had the letters down & was ready to paint. I wanted a little gloss for this piece so I went with a white satin spray paint and after several coats it was ready to go!

I sort of adore the final product & am planning to make a bigger one for our bedroom.

9 comments:

Malin said...

I love this!! It's so cute!!

Jessica said...

This turned out great!

Kristal said...

I love this idea and I think you did an awesome job! :)

Caitlin said...

Neat idea, I would've loved to receive this as a wedding gift!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

That is AWESOME! You're so crafty lady =-)

Meghan said...

It's amazing! Nice work!

steph c said...

So very much love this. Great to make and even to give!

ourdreamlives said...

Super cute idea! I love it :)
Sally

Lindsey Tara said...

I never would have thought of making something like that.I'm gonna have to try that some day. Great work as well! It looks amazing :)