DIY Valentines: Map of LoveJanuary 26, 2012 at 18:42 | Posted in Crafts - DIY, Stimulus | 10 Comments
Tags: awesome valentine, blank canvas, Crafts, DIY Valentine, Do it yourself, Heart, Love Map, Mod Podge, Valentine, Valentine Day, valentine s day, Valentines Day
I think the idea is wonderful! And very romantic and cute, so I waited until now to make it so I can give it to my husband for Valentine’s Day. It is an early gift, but he doesn’t mind 😉
Since I pinned it, I’ve been on the look-out to find some maps at my favorite recycle store here in the Bay Area, The East Bay Depot for Creative Re-Use. Not only do they have amazing crap all over the store, they are super inexpensive! I found the maps for 0.30 cents each! (I also found a powerful blender in like-new condition for $6, just in case you were wondering. Jealous now?)
Once I got the maps I needed, Michael donated a blank canvas to me from his art supplies and I put manos a la obra!
I painted the canvas black, cut-out the hearts out of the maps making sure you can see the name of the special cities. In my case, Barcelona, Chicago and the SF Bay Area. I printed the words in a font I liked (adding happily ever after for the last heart), and glued them along with the hearts to the canvas. I applied Mod Podge Matte-Mat to everything, let it dry overnight, and… Finito!
If you need a visual tutorial, visit Mimi Moz. Thank you, Danielle, for the stimulus!
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