I am crazy-excited to share with you this clever little craft project I absolutely LOVE!!
It started out pretty generic with me purchasing wooden LOVE letters for Valentine's Day.
Not an original idea in the least so far, right?
After contemplating what crafting method to use to decorate them...(with paint or mod podge as the primary options)
I finally decided to paint them.
which also allows me to be "non-committal" on my color scheme selection for Valentine's Day.
(we all know this time next year I'll be wanting something different).
With the letters being black, I can now add whatever accent color I want through the use of various ribbon.
Here's where the REAL creative ingenuity comes into play...
I wouldn't consider myself a frugal person...
BUT with that said...
I am always very conscientious as to whether or not a purchase will offer a variety of uses.
So it was bothering me that I was going to spend time painting these letters...
display them for Valentine's Day and then box them up until next year.
That's when this came to mind...
or swap out the ribbon color to pink and white polka dots & add it to only one letter for a different look.
see how it's just tucked up underneath the ribbon - easy!
AND HERE'S the BRILLIANT PART!!!
change up the ribbon color and accent word to reflect the current season...
LOVE this whole concept!!!
I kept the concept REALLY simple but feel free to get as creative as you like...
• paint it whatever neutral color you prefer to match your home decor (white, black, vintage blue, etc.)
• make the "accent words" fancy by backing them with colored cardstock or turning them into cute tags to hang from your wooden letters.
I created an entire 2 page .pdf of "LOVE" letter accent words
for each month of the year...just for YOU!!! (your version won't have the months written in) *wink*
FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
Or have them come up with your own family words to print out...
• Because the letters don't "free stand" very well, I lean my letters slightly back against a surface and then nestle them close together to keep them balanced.