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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.


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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

  6. 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 I hope to see you there!

  7. What a lovely keepsake of your wedding day!

  8. 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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