hey y’all. this past christmas eve i got engaged to my love down in his hometown New Orleans, LA. i want to thank our good friend Jen Menard for capturing sweet moments between us during this rainy romantic winter.
read on to see snap shots from our engagement shoot!Tweet
This project is an oldie-but-goodie. Made last year, but still a great DIY idea for this go around if you’re looking for just the right man gift…
This weathered wooden photo collage is easy to make and is perfect for your beau. It’s a sweet, subtle way to display your favorite memories.
Read on for this 3 step tutorial > >
Step 1: You can use any piece of scrap wood. The lighter the wood, the more the pictures will appear. For a more faded/ subtle effect, I used a medium shade of wood.
You will also need laser printed photos* (sized to fit your liking), Golden Clear Tar Gel Medium, paint brush and a sponge.
*Don’t forget to reflect your images before printing, as the reverse will appear when transferred.
Once you have arranged your photos, apply a medium coat of gel medium to the face of the photo. Place on wood (picture down) and smooth out the surface. Let it dry (approx. 1 hr.)
Step 2: Take a damp sponge and gently rub the back of the photo to remove the paper. Image will remain on wood in a thin layer.
Step 3: I took a lighter and slightly burned the edges of the wood. You can also use sandpaper to achieve a distressed look. I used leather chord to hang it on the wall, but any wall mounting method will work.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
For me, this is one absolute truth I can always count on. It doesn’t matter what I scribe on the page when that pen is in my hand, so long as I make a mark. Sometimes the sweetest feelings are waiting to be had in the simplest things.
What other small-everyday-things fill you with joy?Tweet
p.s. staying in is the new going outTweet
Now… let’s eat!Tweet