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)!
- a piece of wood
- adhesive shelf lining paper
- spray paint
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?