I have never been a fan of Valentine's Day. Well, I take that back. I loved, LOVED Valentine's Day when I was little and at school we would get the little cards from everyone in the class, and give out ours to the class. That was usually my favorite day of the year. I would always hand out Barbie Valentine cards. I had so much fun addressing them to every classmate of mine. So back to my not being a fan. Since those days are long gone, I have never enjoyed this holiday and think it is kinda silly. A day on a calendar that tells you to be sweet to your significant other. Well that takes the fun out of it. I want my husband to bring me flowers or candy, tell me he loves me, or whatever, but not because some date on the calendar tells him to be sweet to me. Maybe I'm looking too much into it, but it seems kind of forced and not from the heart to me. I would rather go out to dinner on any other night and not wait 5 hours for a table because couples are trying so hard to impress...okay enough about that!
However, now that I am into making things a little has changed. Still not a fan, but decorations can be cute, huh? Yeah, I think so too! So with some leftover MDF board that I had in my garage I decided to make 2 cute Valentine's Day signs to go on my mantel. They are both 12x12 so fit perfectly to scrapbook paper. Here are the details below:
I first spray painted a piece of wood red, then let dry:
Meanwhile, while it was drying I found some stencils to help me recreate the statue that I love on Microsoft Word, I then printed them out, and used an exacto knife to cut out the stencils...(The statue is above: The love Statue in Philadelphia--never seen it in person, but love it!)
Next step included putting the scrapbook paper down on the wet Modge Podge. I tried to smooth out all the bumps, but didn't manage to get them all, oh well!