Friday, August 5, 2011
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.