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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DIY Wedding Vow Art



Three years ago today, Matt and I stood before our pastor and our parents and became husband and wife.  The vows we said on that day are not taken lightly.  For that reason, I wanted to display those vows in our home as a visible reminder of those sacred vows.  So on this day, our three year anniversary, Matt woke up to the following project displayed on our bedroom wall. 

I got the idea for this project several months ago, when I saw someone do a similar project on their blog. At the time, I made a mental note to create a similar project for our next anniversary. I’m usually pretty good about giving credit to people when credit is do, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out where I originally saw the idea for this project. Just know that whoever you are, you inspired me:)

Here's how my DIY vow art was created........

First I bought an appropriate sized frame at Goodwill for this project.  I made sure to shop for a frame the first Saturday of the month at Goodwill.  That is the one day a month everything in the store is half off.  I ended up paying $3 for this frame. 

Once I was ready to begin this project,  I taped around the glass.  I could have taken the glass out of the frame instead of taping it, but this method seemed just as easy to me.

Using a sponge roller, I then painted the glass…..

……. with some chalk board paint that I had from a previous project.  Sponge rollers can be found at Wal-Mart or any craft store for a few dollars.

Once the paint was dry, I began prepping the board for writing. To do this, I used tape to make sure I was writing in a straight line. 

To make sure the spacing of my words looked right, I wrote in pencil before going over the letters with a paint marker. 

Because I wanted the vows to permanently be written on the board, I chose to use a fine point paint marker for this project instead of chalk.   Paint markers can be found at craft stores for $3-6. 

Projects like these make me envious of people who have perfect penmanship.  That is something that I do not have.  I seriously considered paying someone to do the writing for me, but I knew Matt would prefer this art in my own handwriting. 

Overall, Matt really liked this project.   It's nice to have a visual reminder of the sacredness of our wedding ceremony and the promises that were made to each other and to God on that special day.

9 comments:

  1. Such a great idea! I love this! = )

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  2. This is super cute! thanks for the inspiration! -Jessica

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  3. This is such a clever idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  4. You did a great job! It means so much more in YOUR own handwriting. Thanks for sharing at Trendy Treehouse's blog hop...., Tara's Mama, NeeCee at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a cute idea, and always a gentle reminder! :) We loved having you join our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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  6. I'm glad you stuck to your guns about using your own handwriting. it made it that much more special. What a great piece.

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  7. This is such a great idea, what a good anniversary present. I would love if you would link this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-2.html. I hope to see you there!

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  8. What a lovely keepsake of your wedding day!

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  9. Very cool idea!
    Great way to remember that special day!
    Thanks for linking up to the party this week - please come back again soon!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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