Saturday, January 15, 2011

All You Need Is Love...

"All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need."


This Valentines Day craft was inspired by this classic Beatles song.  Here's what you'll need:


A wooden board (decorative edges give it a nice touch)
Wooden Letters: L O V & E
White, Black, Poodle skirt pink paint
paint brushes 
Sandpaper
Glitter black paint


~Tutorial~

Start with your wooden board. I found a bunch of these at Michaels in different sizes. 
The key is finding the correct size letters to fit right on the board.  



Paint it white.



Next, you'll paint the board black...I know you just painted it white but....after painting it black you'll sand it so that you can see the white underneath. 
This will give you a rustic/older look.



Now, we're going to do the opposite- paint the letters black.



Now, paint the poodle skirt pink over the black 
and sand it down.  Cool, eh?



Lastly, put all the pieces together and use your 
black sparkle paint to write out 
"All You Need Is" on the LOVE. 
(one word per letter)


It's the perfect addition!





8 comments:

Gail said...

What fun. I'm going to explore your blog.

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

This is such a cute sign! I love all of your Valentine's decor in your cute little hutch!

Lauren said...

This is beautiful! I love this idea. Saw your post at Show and Tell Saturdays. Great blog!

www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

jcrafts said...

This is too cute! Thanks for linking up @ trendy pockets, I hope you'll visit again next weekend! =] Jamie @ trendypockets.blogspot.com

i Heart Maternity said...

Way cute!

New follower from the blog hop!

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Young and Crafty said...

It turned out great! I love the distressing!

Thanks for linking up to FFA!

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art said...

What a great tutorial--easy to follow and easy to remember. Thanks for sharing. We're your newest followers. :)

Katie said...

Hi Stephanie!

I wanted to first thank you for following my blog, it really means a lot to me. I also had to tell you--this post stuck out immediately bc I am a huge Beatles fan, huge! :) What an excellent way to bring the song into a craft, I personally think it can be left out for decor all year round!! You always need love right? :) I look forward to checking back with you and your blog!

Thanks again,
Katie

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