Well I can officially say that I am getting married this year! I’m so excited, I can’t even describe it! There is another bridal show on Sunday and it’s going to be a complete blast. I think it’s a pretty good way to start off our jump back into wedding planning. I did a little wedding craft over the weekend that I’m really excited to share! It all started with a trip to one of the best places in town… HOBBY LOBBY!! I already had an idea of what I wanted to do it was just a matter of getting all the supplies. Some friends got me a gift card to Hobby Lobby for Christmas which was totally sweet and as soon as I opened it I knew what I was going to spend it on. I found all the goodies I was going to need and went home to start my crafty-ness!!
I had seen something close to this, but for Christmas cards, on Pinterest and knew right away that I wanted to make one for our house to hang fun, random pictures on. After thinking about it for a while I decided that it would be cool to make on that said “Love” to use for a picture that I had seen and liked and want to do at our wedding. Since it has little clips on the back to hang stuff from we’re also going to hang it from the tree by where we will have the guest book and gift table for people to hang their cards if they bring one. I’m sure that we’ll need to have a card basket still, but I just thought this would a fun addition.
Step 1 – Drill holes in the wood blocks. This actually ended up being way easier than I thought it was going to be. Mainly because the wood blocks were so thin that even though my drill died half way into making the first hole I was able to just push hard and twist the drill back and forth and get pretty good holes.
Step 2 – Paint the wood block and wood letters. I decided to use our wedding colors for ours.
Step 3 – Hot glue the letters to the wood blocks. I put my letters on a little sideways to add to the cuteness. Sadly I wasn’t really thinking on Saturday morning when I did this so I didn’t get any pictures past painting everything.
Step 4 – Hot glue small clothes pins onto the back of the wood blocks. I did two on the top and two on the bottom of each block. I also added two on the outer sides of the “L” and “E” so we had a few extra spots to hang stuff.
Step 5 – Add the ribbon through the holes on the wood blocks. I put the ribbon through the front of the hole and tied a knot in the back. I decided to hot glue the knot down so that I didn’t have to worry about the ribbon slipping through the holes and the whole thing falling apart. Then I cut the extra ribbon off and moved on to the next hole.
It only took about 2 hours total to do everything, not counting drying time. I did steps 1 and 2 on Friday night and then Saturday morning woke up and did the rest. Now that I know how easy it is to make them I’m going to make a few more with different sayings for family and friends.