• A Valentine’s DIY Wood Painting

    by Kortney Campbell on February 14, 2012

    You Must Create DIY Final After being inspired on Pinterest with a graphic (below), I decided I had to made something out of it for Alexander & I’s craft/ music room & it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day!

    This was a pretty easy project. It cost me under $15, but it could cost you even less if you used recycled materials.  On top of that, the entire thing only took about an hour & a half from start to finish (drying included)!

    You Must Create DIY Here is what you need:

    1. a piece of wood
    2. adhesive shelf lining paper
    3. spray paint
    4. printer
    5. scissors

    While I bought my wood piece at Home Depot for $3, this would be a great project for a left over piece of plywood or even a broken piece of furniture. I also made a mistake of getting a clear shiny shelf lining paper which didn’t want to cooperate with the printer. I would suggest looking for one with a similar texture to regular copy paper for less hassle.

    Here’s all you need to do:

    Using Photoshop (or even Word or Pages) type out what you would like your picture to say. Play with fonts and sizing to get the look you want.

    DIYWood Print out the words. If you have decent shelving paper that you’re able to print on, cut it to size, feed it through the printer & skip the next step. If you have the shiny paper lining like I had, print the words on regular paper.

    DIY Details If you had to print the letters on regular paper first, cut the shelving paper to the size of your printed paper & use paper clips (or clothes pins) to hold the two together while you trace the letters.

    DIY Letters Cut out all the letters very carefully. *I recommend putting on a good record because this is the longest part of the process.

    Peel the backing off of the paper lining & stick it to the wood. Step back & make sure it’s even. You can reposition it fairly easy, but be careful because it will lose stickiness if you move it around too much.

    DIY Spray Paint
    Take the wood outside & spray paint it (red for Valentine’s Day, of course).  Once the wood is dry, carefully peel the letters off. *You may need to use tweezers to peel the corners up.

    You can hang your work of art with command strips or simply lean it against the wall!

    We love making fun things for our homes.  What are some of your favorite crafts?

    About Kortney Campbell

    I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

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    Cindy Stewart February 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    that is awesome! You’ll have to make me one…


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