Some of my favorite wedding DIY projects have involved none other than good ol’ cans of spray paint. It’s true. I’ve been channeling my inner wannabe-graffiti-artist by shaking up cans of paint and spraying their colorful contents onto otherwise boring surfaces.
I’ve always wanted to play with spray paint. I mean, let’s be honest, who hasn’t? It just looks like so much fun! But, as a law-abiding, non-graffiti-ing citizen, I had yet to come up with a craft project that would provide me a purpose for purchasing spray paint (like the alliteration there?). But, my friends, what is a wedding, if not a blank canvas upon which to spray paint to your heart’s desire? Ok, ok, maybe I’m getting sidetracked. The point is, in summary:
- I’m getting married.
- That provides fodder for DIY projects.
- I decided to use spray paint.
One of the first craft store purchase I made was wooden initials representing mine and The Beau’s first names and the initial of our married last name. I know, it’s totally clichéd. Whatevs. Even though I’m not the biggest fan of monograms in day-to-day life, I love the use of initials in wedding décor! Call me corny, but I just just adore ’em. I bought them white, but that just wouldn’t do, so I bought a bottle of Krylon spray paint in a shiny nickel color and went to town.
Another project I’ve embarked on is the pictures-hanging-from-a-clothesline concept. Something kinda sorta like this:
I haven’t decided what sort of string, ribbon or twine I’ll use to suspend our photos from, but you can bet I’ve spray painted the heck out of some tiny clothespins!
I also decided we needed signs. I mean, seriously, who doesn’t need signs? Signs are good.
I dunno yet what I’m gonna write on this purple beauty yet.
But, with the help of a purple paint pen, I’ve already completed one sign!
(I really like the imperfection in the wood between “to” and “our.”)
I completely know what you mean with the spray paint!! Although I never thought of my wedding as an excuse to use it!! Thanks for the idea… Mwahhahahaha!!