I originally started this idea for my cousin’s bridal shower. The theme we decided on was a black and white striped print with accents of pink flowers and gold glitter. I wanted to do a few wall decorations for the shower that matched the theme and would give the room a little sparkle. I’m all about finding a bargain. I have champagne dreams with an apple cider budget. So, I searched for the cheapest prices I could find.
I started to keep my eyes open for small deals and I just so happened to go to Michael’s one day and found a pretty nice sized canvas that was 50% off. I believe it was about 7 bucks! I also picked up some painters tape, a tube of black acrylic paint and a few shades of pink flowers that were also 50% off. Score!
After about 2 weeks, I finally found a small pocket of time to start this project. I started by taping off the stripes on my canvas. I originally began to spray paint the black stripes but I didn’t like the way it was looking so I went ahead and painted the black stripes. While it dried, I hot glued the first pink flowers down.
I slowly pulled off the tape after it dried and Voila!
I glued the second set of pink flowers on the canvas.
I was torn about exactly what I wanted to do in the middle. I knew I wanted “LOVE” to be represented but I didn’t know if I wanted the word or a symbol. So, I prepared for both.
I found these letters at Michael’s for $1.49 each. I also found a wooden heart for $3.00 in the clearance section. I picked up some gold glitter, Mod Podge and one of those spongy brushes.
I spray painted the letters and the wooden heart with Rust-oleum Metallic Finish gold spray paint first.
I allowed the pieces to dry and then I prepped my wooden heart for the sparkle! I coated it with Mod Podge and then immediately covered it in glitter.
After all the pieces dried, I placed them on the canvas using glue dots. I used glue dots because I’m afraid of commitment. Not really! I loved the stripes so much that I thought I might want to use the background for different seasons. Now, I can just pop off the letters and the heart and replace them with something else. How cool!?
Written by Ricketa Bluford. She lives in Sacramento and is married to Sacramento local musician, Kenny, and their three kid (all under 3yrs).