DIY Valentine’s Day Craft: P.S. I Love You
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and I wanted to make something special for my husband to put on his desk at work. Are you looking for an easy Valentine's Day craft for your sweetie? I have the perfect P.S. I love you craft that you can make in an afternoon. I've seen a lot of painted burlap pillows on Pinteret and decided to use that technique for this Valentine's Day craft.
DIY Valentine's Day Craft: P.S. I Love You
- craft paint
- Dauber sponge brushes
- picture frame without glass for a softer look
- freezer paper
- Choose a fabric to stencil your message on. Place the frame's back board onto the fabric, and trace with a pencil.
- Cut it to fit your frame. I had some fabric scraps of cotton muslin that looks like the fabric a postal carrier's bag is made out of.
- Place your stencil onto your fabric and use a Dauber brush to sponge paint over your letters. Dab lightly. (Dauber brushes work great on fabrics, just remember to not overload the brush with paint)
- When paint is dry, iron your stenciled fabric onto a sheet of freezer paper. Place your fabric right side up on the waxy looking side. Cover with a light cloth before you iron so your iron doesn't get plastic on it! Your top cloth will stick a little after ironing, but just peel it off. When cool, trim off excess paper edges.
- Place art piece in your frame and your done!
The British musical group, the Beatles, are known for sweet love songs. They are my inspiration for this craft. I bought a stencil last year at my local craft store, and it just happened to have P.S. I love you on it. Score! Fun Fact: The Beatles celebrated their first appearance in America 50 years ago on the Ed Sullivan Show. P.S. I love them too.
What Valentine's Day gifts are you giving to your spouse this year?
Michele Reynolds is a gluten free DIY diva. She is a designer, journalist, photographer, performer and early childhood education professional. She loves to create content and graphic design. Her blog is Sew Sweet Vintage where she shares her favorite projects... crafts, DIY, gluten free recipes, refashions, refinished, repurposed and restored vintage. Connect with her on her Sew Sweet Vintage, Etsy, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.