DIY Wedding Vows Canvas Art by Stockroom Vintage

Hello! My name is Elizabeth, and I’m a wedding and event stylist as well as the owner and curator of Stockroom Vintage, an event rental company in Nashville, TN, that specializes in vintage props and décor. I love that creating handmade décor for clients’ weddings and engagement photoshoots is such a big part of my job, and I’m so excited to share some of those ideas with all you using some lovely finds I’ve discovered at Old Time Pottery!

While I adore all aspects of weddings, it’s really the marriage vows that get me every time. So I wanted to create a simple, DIY art piece that captured the beauty and joie de vivre of those words. When I spotted this lovely floral canvas art print at my local Old Time Pottery store, I knew it would be the perfect base for my project. Who could pass up those lovely watercolor hues?! This canvas DIY project would make a lovely addition to any vignette at your ceremony reception—especially a welcome table, escort card station or even your dessert table! The best part? You can hang it on the wall in your newlywed home after the big day to serve as a sweet reminder of your wedding vows! Enjoy!


Here's what you'll need.


Materials:

  1. Designer Canvas Art
  2. Spray Paint
  3. Stick-On Letters
  4. Optional: Art Marker or Sharpie

Directions:


Choose your art.


  1. Select your canvas art. Pick a piece that you love—bonus points if it fits in with your color scheme.
  2. Choose your spray paint. Go with a color that complements the artwork. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a neutral like the creamy white used here.

  3. Choose your vows.


  4. Select the portion of your wedding vows that you’d like to highlight and arrange the stick-on letters on the canvas to determine your layout.
  5. Once you’re happy with the design and spacing, stick letters onto the canvas.
  6. Cover the canvas with several coats of spray paint according to the directions on the can.
  7. Allow paint to dry. Most spray paint is dry to touch after about 20 minutes, but I always leave my projects outside to dry for at least an hour.

  8. Carefully remove the letters.


  9. Carefully peal off letters.

  10. Outline your letters if you feel they need an extra little pop.


  11. If you prefer sharper edges, trace letters with an art marker. My edges were a little fuzzy, so I outlined letters with a light brown marker to make the colors pop.
  12. Find a place of honor at your ceremony or reception to display your artwork!


Enjoy!


Since my husband and I already married, I plan to hang the finished piece on our bedroom wall. It will be a sweet reminder—even on the most trying days—that we promised to love and support each always. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I’d love to hear what you think of the final product!

Elizabeth Ulrich is a blogger for The Budget Savvy Bride and the owner, curator and stylist of Stockroom Vintage, a Nashville event rental company that provides vintage props and heirloom décor to brides, photographers, stylists and the like. When she’s not scouring estate sales and flea markets and styling her favorite finds, she’s creating handmade décor for brides, photoshoots and for her home, which she shares with her husband Will and three dogs, Nigel, Mumford and Topher.

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