Friday, March 11, 2011

I Love You Wall Art

I wanted to make something to put on my shelf in my great room. This is what I came up with.

My husband is in the military so I decided to use the phonetic alphabet to spell out I love you. Here is how I completed this project.

First I taped off two inch stripes with blue painters tape.

Then I started painting the stripes with a green paint that I am using as an accent color in my living room.. I then let it dry over night and then took off the tape.

I then used my Cricut to cut out the letters that I was using. I used the Storybook cartridge. I cut out the I LOVE YOU letters in pink.  Then I cut the rest of the letters in black.

I then placed the letters on the canvas to see the layout. I then placed all of the letters on the canvas.

After putting on the letters there was still something missing. So I put on some decorative corners from the Storybook cartridge.

I then put two coats of a gloss coat over the top to seal it and this is the finished product.

I really love how the finished product turned out. I put it on the shelf with one of my favorite wedding pictures.

Below is the finished product. I really love it and I hope that you all do too.

I would love any comments.  Thank you!


  1. This is so cute! And original :) Very clever.
    Megs :)

  2. Oh my goodness...My husband is a police officer! This is perfect!!! If you felt like making another one, I would pay you! I'm serious! I drive him crazy by calling out license plates with phonetics. LOVE IT!

  3. Love it, my hubby is deployed, will have to come up with a more masculine paint scheme, but am totally going to make this for him!! Thanks for the wonderful idea

  4. Hi! New follower here! Such a great idea! It turned out so cute :)

  5. My hubby is in the military and this is too cute! I love it! This is great.

  6. I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    Thanks for linking up!

  7. Ahhhh, so sweet, and really original! Love the color combo and how well it works with the black and white photo! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  8. What a cute idea! Love the colors. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

  9. So creative! It is really great! My favorite thing though is your wedding picture...very sweet.


  10. Adorable! Love the picture of your dog in the side bar by the way, unbelievably cute!

  11. It's very cute. I assume all the words mean something special to you and your hubs. Great idea!