DIY Gifts That Say I Love You
Estimated Time: 20 Mins
Saying I love you should be part of your daily routine. This project outlines the steps needed to create a custom love note that you can update daily with the little things you love about your partner.
It makes the perfect gift for your significant other because it is the gift that keeps on giving as you can erase daily and write new messages. Make you notes sweet or funny, it's your choice how you would like to use this DIY gift.
1) Prepare your palette 2) Rough up your surface 3) Add unifying color
4.) Add white if needed 5. Write message 6) Assemble
Step By Step
1. Prepare Your Palette
Make sure you have plenty of white for this project. In addition to white, I like to use a buff/cream color and 1-2 other “fun” colors – like versions of blue. Your piece needs to stay relatively light so that the messages will be easy to read.
2. Rough Up Your Surface
3. Add Unifying Color
Blend some areas of your notecard to unify the piece. Pro tip: Buff and white are your friends! Try mixing your cream or white colors with one of your more fun colors. Apply the paint throughout the notecard to unify the piece. Want to add more stencils? Go for it! Look to achieve balance at this step.
4. Add White If Needed
Remember, this piece needs to be light for the words to show up. If needed, take your credit card or brush and apply white in the center of the notecard to lighten it up. Make sure the writing area is light enough for the dry erase marker.
5. Write Message
Let the piece dry and write your message on top with a black marker. Practice writing “I love you because…” a few different ways on a piece of scratch paper first. If you aren’t comfortable writing on your project with a marker, writing with a pencil first is a great way to see if you like the style and then you can go over it with the black marker. Make sure the writing is big enough and easy to read.
This is the most rewarding part of the project! Take your spiffy notecard and insert it into your clear frame. You can get one that is magnetic and goes on the fridge (our personal favorite), or you can use one that sits on the countertop. Once the art is in the frame, you can write all the love notes your heart desires with your dry erase marker. Write. Impress. Erase. Repeat!
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