This love story art is probably the easiest DIY you will ever do and the possibilities are endless! I made this piece for my home after coming across this image on Pinterest. I loved the look of the art but wanted to customize it even further to reflect my own personal love story with my husband. I was able to create my own version for 1/4 of the price and it now is a part of my very large and eclectic gallery wall in my entry way. I get questions all of the time about where I purchased the “french fry” sign and everyone is always amazed when I tell that I made it, but it really couldn’t be simpler.
Quick back story: My husband and I met while waiting tables at a hamburger restaurant. We became good friends and we would often hang out after our shift was over munching on french fries and talking for hours. We soon realized that we liked each other as more than friends and 11 years later we’re still together. Thus why our sign says, “It started with french fries.” We went back to our old stomping grounds for an engagement photo session back in 2012. We loved the idea of one day showing our kids photos of where we met.
Back to the sign, I think this would be such a cute gift idea for Valentine’s Day. What better gift than something you both can enjoy and that celebrates your love story? This could also work as an engagement party gift, housewarming gift, or bridal shower gift. You can follow the same template and start your “story” with “It started with…” and complete the sentence or you can totally make it your own. The world is your oyster! Here’s what you need to make your own Love Story art:
-A blank canvas in whatever size you choose (mine is 20 x 20)
-Letters from craft store (either wood or chipboard) Make sure you plan out what you’re trying to spell and get as many packages as you need to have all the letters to complete your phrase.
-Foam Brushes (One for the white paint and one for the Mod Podge)
Lay out your phrase in whatever design you prefer. Using a ruler as your guide to keep your letters straight, begin brushing Mod Podge on the back of your first letter. Don’t worry about making a mess because everything will be painted white at the end anyway. Repeat these steps until all of your letters are glued to the canvas. Let completely dry then paint the entire canvas and all of the letters white. That’s it! So simple but oh so monochromatically chic.
What’s your “love story?” What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Do you do gifts or skip all that? Let me know in the comments below!