Back when my blog was very new, I did a little post on DIY Date Wall Art that I called Frame The Date. Sadly it did not make it when I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress. It’s out there floating around in cyber space. Anyway, I made a very big mistake when I made it and have always wanted to fix it. On the original piece I left off the birthday of our little dog, Kelly. Oh my gosh…did I hear it from my kids! So I’m back today with a new and greatly improved tutorial to make your own DIY Date Wall Art.
My husband’s birthday
Our wedding anniversary
My daughter’s birthday
My son’s birthday
Your dates can be anything at all. Whatever you want that reflects your family. Design your dates in any sort of word processing program. I actually used PicMonkey but use what you are most comfortable with. Print them out on a piece of vellum. (Found in the scrap book aisle of any craft store.) Once you have your dates the rest is easy!
What you need: Your dates, a piece of background card stock/paper, frame, mat board. I got my frame, mat and papers at Hobby Lobby. The mat is the same kind I used in my DIY Watercolor Wall Art. The frame was wood so I jazzed it up with some Antique Gold Rub-N-Buff (aff. link) that I had in my stash. Assembling the frame took literally less than 5 minutes.
By using a piece of paper behind the vellum, it can be easily changed if you want a different color at some point. Cost of this project was about $8.00 because I had a 40% off coupon for the frame. If you shop regularly at Hobby Lobby, download their app on your smart phone. That way you will always have a coupon available when you are there. I am notorious for not remembering things like that!
You might have noticed that I bought more tulips. I posted them on Instagram this morning too! I am simply unable to pass them by at the grocery without some hopping in my cart. I can’t remember a year when I have been so ready for spring. Any little hint of it that I can bring into my house is so welcome right now.