I know, I know, this should be in pink and red... but its going in my bedroom and staying up all year so yellow and blue it is. You could actually write anything, I thought about our last name but I like the way "LOVE" looks. My favorite part of this project is actually the frame which my husband whipped up. I got the supplies and told him what to do (naturally, hehe) but he made the actual cuts so I will give him some credit. I think this project is so simple that I really didn't even take any pics of the steps for a tutorial, just the final product.
My mom had some fence posts she was going to throw away so I kept a few because I liked that they were weathered looking. So Bryan cut them in half "lengthwise" and I gave him the dimensions and he made a very basic frame. (43 X 23)
I got a foam board from Hobby Lobby and cut it about a 1 in. smaller than the dimensions of the frame (42 X 22). Then, I painted the background yellow. When the yellow was dry, I stapled the foam board to the back of the Fence Frame.
I also picked up some chipboard letters from HobLob and some blue paper. You could paint the letters too but the paper is much cheaper than buying 4 different colors of paint. I just traced the letters onto the paper, cut them out and applied 1 coat of Mod Podge between the letter and the paper. Then I used 2 coats on top of the letters (drying 20 mins between). Glue the letters on to the foam board. (My husband walked in at this point and wanted me to measure the distance between the letters to make sure they were evenly spaced... poor Bryan forgot who he married)
Lastly, I got a picture hanging kit from Home Depot and screwed it in to hang my "work of art".
This reminds me that I need to get to work on the Valentine's Day banner that I have been dreaming up for my mantle. Lets see if it happens :) Have a great weekend!