The original plan was to cover the letters L-O-V-E in old love letters that Mr. Sutch and I had written to one another, but I could not find them for the life of me. ...and honestly now, I'm glad. When I find them, they will be in tact and we can read through them and get all sparky. :)
So plan B was to cover the letters in love songs that were special to the hubs and me. I copied the lyrics into Photoshop, made them pretty, and printed them out. Now on to the good stuff...
To get started, you will need printouts of song lyrics (love letters, etc.), Mod Podge, craft paint, letters (I got mine at Hobby Lobby), paint brush, foam brush, pencil, scissors, super duper glue, and a skewer or Popsicle stick.
Plan the layout of the design.
Turn over each printout and the letter. Trace around the outside of the letter with a pencil.
Paint the outside edge of each letter.
While the paint is drying, cut out the letters from the printouts.
Use Mod Podge to glue the printouts on to each letter.
Turn the letters over and glue them together. Be careful not to use too much glue in between the letters. You do not want it to seep out the front.
Use skewers or Popsicle sticks to add stability and support to the letters. Glue them in place.
Let the glue dry overnight, display, and LOVE!
Here are the printables for the songs I used to complete the project. Please feel free to print them out and create your own Love Song Love Letters, or just pop your favorite one into a frame!
Someone Like You by Van Morrison
The Reason by Hoobastank
Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton (Kathy, thank you for the suggestion)
Your Day Has Come by Bebo Norman
To print, click on the image, click again so it displays in full resolution, right click, and select Save Image As. Then open the file and print. :)
I adore this project because every time I look at it, I flash back to my wedding night and remember how much fun the hubs and I had dancing to each of these songs and it makes me feel all swoony. :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday! I'll be linking up to these fantastic parties!