Shabby Chic “LOVE” Sign
Another window of opportunity. The temperature today was in the 50s and it was sunny. Tomorrow’s weather takes a header again, so I took advantage of today’s reprieve.
A new sign was just busting to come to life. I started by making a stencil with my Cricut. If you don’t have a Cricut or die cutting machine, printing enlarged letters from your computer will also work. Just choose a font and go for it. Use a craft knife to remove an “L”, “V”, and “E” from the paper. Btw, I use card stock for my stencils. It will last for several projects. I also cut a heart shape for the “O”.
I taped the letter stencils together and measured the size needed for the sign base. Back out to the wood pile I went for a couple of boards.
After cutting two boards to the length needed, I attached braces to the back to hold it all together.
I dry-brushed the front and side edges with a tan paint.
The letters were stenciled on with white paint.
I lightly traced the heart shape using a pencil. I know it’s kinda hard to see that in the pic, but trust me, it’s there.
Now, I will admit I made the coiled, fabric flowers a couple of days ago when it was cold. They are an easy, watching-tv, project.
I arranged the flowers inside the traced heart shape until I had complete coverage, then one by one I applied glue to the backs. I love hot glue, but just to be sure the flowers don’t come off later, I used a combination of craft glue and hot glue to attach.
Sawtooth hangers were added to the back, at the top of each brace.