It’s almost Valentine’s Day!! It’s my first Valentine’s Day where I felt like decorating. Normally, being the single gal that I usually am on V-Day, there isn’t a Valentine decoration to be seen for miles at my place. Well, that’s all changed since I’ve met my handsome man! I’m all inspired these days so I thought I’d share with you! I’ve really only decorated my mantle but it’s a start!
With my Valentine’s Day Mantle, I created a really easy to make DIY Wall Art and filled up the Apothecary Jars my momma got me for Christmas! It’s simple but I love it!
Easy DIY Wall Art
This was so simple! I may have to make one for every holiday! The hardest part was deciding on the font. Fonts get me every time! Do they do that to you? DaFont.com didn’t have what I wanted so I was off to Google block fonts that weren’t boring. I ended up choosing Norwester and I am so glad I did!
- Board – I used a 24″x12″ wooden board I found at Michaels.
- Fabric a little bigger than your board on all sizes
- Tape – any kind
- Staple Gun & Staples
- Sawtooth Wall Hanger (or your favorite way to hang things)
- Iron-on Glitter Vinyl or other fabric for “LOVE”
- LOVE letters – here’s a pdf template you can use to hand cut them or a .svg file you can use with your Cricut Explore (I used my Cricut)
Easy Wall Art Tutorial Steps
Step 1 – Your “LOVE” letters
First, cut out the letters of your Iron-on Glitter or your Fabric with your Cricut Explore. Feel free to upload and use this file in Design Studio for personal use: love-block-for-wall-cricut-explore.svg.
If you’re not using a Cricut, you can still do this, just choose a fabric and iron some Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive on to it, following the directions on the package. Then cut it out using this template.
Then, iron them onto your fabric near the middle using the instructions on either your Glitter Iron-On or the Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive.
Step 2 – Attach the Fabric to Your Board
This was the hardest part. I used my sewing ruler to line up and center the letters on the board. Then, I used tape to hold it while I checked to make sure it was all even and centered. Once I was happy with that, I went stapled all the edges with my staple gun! You’ll want to pull tight but not tight enough that you mess up your centering. You can always go back and add more staples to get the fabric tighter.
Step 3 – Attach Your Sawtooth Hanger
For this step, grab your ruler again. Find the center and cut out a piece of the fabric. Then, use your ruler to line up a sawtooth hanger and hammer the nails in to secure it. I like to mark the holes with a pencil so that if it slips while I’m hammering, I don’t have to remeasure.
Step 4 – Admire & Share Your Work
Hang your fancy new, custom, DIY wall art up for all to see!! Congrats!!! Also, share a pic of it with us in the comments below! We love to see what you create!