Wednesday 11 February 2015

A homemade Valentines Gift

I thought i'd share this with you even though I made it for my hubby for christmas. It's an ideal present for this upcoming valentines day and was made with everything from It's the letters A & K which I then painted and covered in black and white photos of us.
The letters are mache letters which are available in 2 different sizes. Mine are the larger of the 2 as I thought it would be easier for putting the pictures on. You can buy the large ones for £2 and the small for £1 each. Here's a link to them so you can see, Large Letter and Small Letter. For this weekend you could do the same as I did with initials or make the word 'love'.
I knew I wanted them a black and white theme to match the other pictures on our wall so I decided to paint them black all over. I bought the ready mix paint from Hobbycraft for £2 and it worked fine, Paint. You could paint them any colour or get mache paper and glue that on.
Then once they are dry you can then cut and glue your pictures on. This part I found the most tricky seeing as I didn't plan what pictures I could put where. Luckily I printed off about 50 so I had a good choice. I just used a normal glue stick to get them on which worked perfectly. If you use a wet glue it will become lumpy.

Have you done anything like this? What have you got planned for Valentine's day?

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  1. Oooo i'm gunna have a go at this, i love it! xx

  2. super cute!

  3. Lovely idea!! I have done the letters as door names. But thats a great idea with the photos :)


    1. oooh, Hadn't thought to do it as door names. Do you have any pictures x

  4. This is such a great idea! Lovely.
    Sarah-Jane xo //

  5. Thanks all. Really kind. Let me know if you make one yourselves x

  6. That´s a great idea not only for Valentines day, I love it!:)
    Happy Friday!

  7. This is so fab - I love it!! I so want to have a go at it :) Thanks for linking up with #twinklytuesday

  8. This is such a great idea. Thinking 'outside of the photo frame'. Love it. Thanks for linking up to #MakingHome

  9. These look fabulous, I bought my niece a set of letters for her birthday and she decoupaged them with pretty paper but I love how you have used photos.



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