for this project, you're gonna need:
- a canvas or piece of wood cut to size
- vinyl or cut-out letters
- spray paint or paint
- a straight edge/ruler
i wanted my letters to be some color besides canvas white. if you want the same, spray or paint the canvas/wood the color you'd like.
now it's time to start placing the letters. unfortunately, with the stick on vinyl letters, you can't really place them first, move them around, and still have them stick. you pretty much have to commit. so, i measured an inch down from the top and started placing my letters.
i decided i wanted mine to be about an inch apart vertically, so i used my metal ruler to provide the gap.
all done. how cute is that heart in the 'o'? when i realized there were hearts in my pack, i resisted placing them all over the canvas ala my 6th grade trapper keeper, and just used one.
now, it's time to spray/paint the top.
i'm sure you're thinking 'why the heck did she pick black letters if she's going to spray black over them?' well, i don't know why. i was worried for a minute, but they were visible! don't be like me - get brown or grey or blue, whatever. (if you can name that song reference, i love you!)
now, it's reveal time. drum roll please - dadadadadadadadadada
dundadah! just peel those letters off. now, here's the deal. those stickers don't love stickin' to the sprayed canvas, and i saw that dang 'e' flutter while i was spraying. i was super nervous it was gonna look u-g-l-y-you-ain't-got-no-alibi, and i'd have to scrap it and start over, but i lurved it! i wanted a grunge feel, and even thought of sanding some of the edges.
but, once i pulled off all the letters, and saw some of the edges weren't so crisp, i decided against grunging it up anymore.
we're done! only thing left to do is pat yourself on the back, and hang that sucker.
of course, if you don't want to do it yourself, you know i'm here for ya. i'll do all the labor for you and wrap it up in a pretty little bow.
and, if you do decide to whip one up, remember to come back and show me. i wanna see what cute phrase you pick. (also, if you know where my saying hails from, i'll love you even more!)
i linked up this project to The Lettered Cottage