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DIY wedding gift

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DIY wedding gift

I know that most couples these days prefer an envelope full of cash as a wedding gift. And I'm not against doing that. But I'm a sentimental person, so I like to include a personal gift along with my envelope. I got the idea for this "Love" artwork from Pinterest and it became the perfect gift for my sister and her husband on their wedding day. It now hangs in their home and reminds them of their special day, and I like to think, of their lovely sister. Here's how you can make your own "Love" artwork for a special couple in your life. Materials you'll need -white canvas -paint in two colours of your choice -red buttons in a variety of sizes - white glue -ribbon (optional) -staple gun (optional) 1. Measure the length of your canvas to figure out how wide your stripes should be. I made each stripe one inch wide. Use a ruler and pencil to mark out each stripe. 2. Decide what colours you want to use. I went with purple and turquoise, which are my sister's wedding colours. Half the stripes you will leave white and the other half you will paint with one of your colours. I went with purple for the stripes since it's my sister's favourite colour and the colour of her bridesmaids' dresses . 3. After the stripes have dried, take the first initial of the couple's names, so A and E in my case. Use a pencil to sketch out "A + E =" in the bottom right corner of the canvas. Then paint over the pencil markings with your second paint colour, in my case it was turquoise. 4. Once your canvas is dry, use a pencil to sketch out a big heart in the centre of the canvas. 5. Starting from the bottom of the heart, glue on the buttons. It's helpful to do small sections at a time, laying down the buttons first without gluing them, so you can figure out what size buttons will fit together. When working in small sections, glue the buttons around the edges first and then work your way into the centre. 6. To add a pretty touch, tie a ribbon into a bow. Then use a staple gun to staple the ends into the back of the canvas at the top. Now the couple just needs a nail and they can hang their "Love" art from the ribbon. What personal touch do you add to wedding gifts?
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