Inspired by the "LOVE" posters from the 1960's and 1970's, I set out to create a LOVE piece of art for myself.
I started by buying wooden letters "L," "V," and "E" for $1.69 each and spray-painting them black. I then glued those to a magnetic sheet I had tucked into a black frame I had in my stash.
You may recall that the old LOVE posters included a lopsided "O." I was seeking to create a holiday decoration, so I thought to substitute a holiday-themed element in place of the "O." I found these wooden cut-outs at A.C. Moore. You can see that I started making this decoration for Easter. I had painted the wooden egg a pretty blue and was all set to add more decorations when I put this project aside for the spring. Still, these cut-outs give you an idea of all the holiday themes you could use:
I missed the spring holidays, but I'm just in time for Independence Day:
I glued the "L," "V," and "E" to the magnetic sheet. I added a strong magnet to the back of the star so that I could include it for July 4. It'll be simple to substitute other elements for other holidays. And I like the black-and-white look for now, but I'm thinking it might also be cute to change the background from time to time. Perhaps I'll tuck a piece of burlap on top of the white magnetic sheet and re-glue the letters to that.
I like the way this simple project looks with my July 4 vignette:
My LOVE sign plus tins from Target's One Spot
My mother's dough cabinet is one of my favorite spots to decorate for different holidays. It's great fun to come up with simple holiday vignettes for this space.
And there you have it! A super-easy craft for July 4 and beyond!
**I'm joining these fun parties: