Quick and Easy Custom Valentine

Justin and I decided not to exchange gifts for Valentine's Day this year. It was 100% at my urging. I don't need candy, stuffed animals or random cheesy pink items, plus we are saving up for a couple of big items...like a sofa. I still wanted to do something for him though, and I thought some custom 'artwork' would fit the bill.

I came across this easy tutorial from the blog Black/White Side to Side to create your own word art in a heart shape. The best part is that it uses Microsoft Paint...not some fancy software program. This is a great tutorial and I followed each step to create this-

I played around with different text, including Happy Valentine's Day, I Love You etc, but it seemed too generic and holiday-specific. So, I decided to try using the lyrics from our favorite song, 'Home' by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. We heard this song on our first date and both immediately loved it. I tried out different fonts and color options, but settled on black with one line in red. I loved the simplicity of it.

I printed it off on heavy card stock and cut it down to fit into a 5x7 frame I already on hand. Viola! Easy, custom DIY artwork.

 There's still time to get this done to surprise your Valentine! This could also be done with wedding vows or dates of significant life events.

In case you aren't aware of Home by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, listen to it here.

Happy Valentine's Day! love, S

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