DIY Birch Veneer Artwork

1.25.2013
Here's some easy (and inexpensive) DIY artwork for you just in time for Valentine's Day:


Step 1: You will need an X-acto knife, a piece of cardboard or other cutting surface, a glue stick, birch veneer paper (can be purchased here - I used the 12"x12" size), and a print out of your text (flipped so that it looks backwards). You can download my 'for like ever' file (already reversed) here.

Step 2: Glue the printed text to the back of your birch veneer paper. Make sure it's glued so that you can see the text (and the text should look backwards)

Step 3: Place cardboard or another cutting surface beneath your paper and carefully cut through both the printed text and birch veneer paper with your X-acto knife.

Step 4: Mount to a piece of paper with glue or spray adhesive and frame. Hang and enjoy!



Cheap, easy, pretty - checks all of my boxes! Happy happy Friday!  xo, Lauren

10 comments:

  1. Love this! I'll definitely have to try this one out for myself! :) thanks for sharing!

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  2. Came across you on Bloglovin and this is such a project up my alley b/c I am a huge fan of wood in decor. Great work!

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  3. Do you know where the flower print on the wall is from? Love this DIY project!

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    1. It's from Rifle Paper Co. - one of the images from their calendar :)

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  4. They do say imitation is the greatest form of flattery... Thanks for ripping off our work. http://www.etsy.com/listing/99873772/for-like-ever-wedding-cake-topper-in

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  5. I'm not selling this William - it's a DIY project in my personal home. Many people prefer to make their own versions of pricier artwork in order to save money. It was actually inspired by this more expensive piece https://www.etsy.com/listing/79039287/for-like-ever-wood-sign-in-any-color?ref=tre-564459491-6 which I wrote about here http://www.alovelylark.com/2013/01/new-year-new-baby-newish-nursery.html I don't believe you were selling the cake topper at that point or I definitely would have considered purchasing it as it would have fit into my budget much better. Your Etsy shop is lovely and I'm sorry to have caused any ill will - best wishes to you and yours!

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