I wanted to create something a little "funky".
Something that had a mixture of woods and turned it into pallet art. I came up with this idea that is all about our family.
I wanted it to appear as if I had found all of these wood strips somewhere. As if they were from a company at one time and I re-claimed the wood and re-created it into a design.
So this is what I came up with...
I cut some strips of wood and also found some yardsticks and rulers. Stained them to look "old". I then created and turned the kids into "Companies" with their birth year ...
I created the names on my Silhouette Cameo, cut them onto contact paper and randomly stenciled them onto the wood strips.
One I even stenciled on a yardstick... I also included a Favorite place our family loves to visit and turned it into a company too!
I arranged the wood as it would fit best. Not worrying too much about how "perfect" it was, in fact, I like how it lays a little uneven...
(I was particular about where mine and Ryan's name was. I wanted it up at the tip of the heart... awwww)
I cut a "love" in red vinyl...
I am excited about this because it is something I can keep in the house year round if I want. I can always remove the vinyl "love" if I want it to have a more rustic look...
I have it on our Fireplace mantel right now. It is crazy big and we love it. My little ones keep saying, I like that big heart mom and all of the kids like to find their names on it. I'm sure I will move it after Valentines is over, but for right now, I like it there.
I like our last name and the No. 5 to represent the 5 kids. kinda fun.
I still have some other Valentine items I'm creating and will share with you!
This one took me a bit to get it just the way I wanted it.
(I tried to get shots taken of it yesterday, but the lighting was so strange, I gave up and thought I would just try for in the morning. So I woke up to Freezing Rain here in Utah. I decided I was still going to do the photos and I did it! Freezing Rain and all!)
If you would like to see how I made this heart, you can see that here or by clicking on the photo below:
For now, stay warm and have a great day!
With Much Love & Gratitude,