Let’s build marriages up any small way we can, starting with our own using this simple DIY marriage wall art.

DIY Marriage Wall Art

Sometimes it can be difficult to remember that marriage is a partnership.  In our family, my husband works third shift at his civilian job in addition to being a member of the Army National Guard (and having served two tours).  This pretty much means that our time together is coveted.  It also means that I am in charge of most of the day-to-day workings of our home and family.

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Let’s build marriages up any small way we can, starting with our own using this simple DIY marriage wall art.

If you are anything like us, you and your spouse can get caught up in your respective roles and forget that you’re supposed to be in this together.  Instead of traveling on an intertwined path, you and your spouse being living parallel lives separate from each other.  This is dangerous for your marriage and sometimes takes a conscious effort to avoid.  This DIY marriage wall art can be a prominent reminder in your home to not only keep your marriage on track but also provide and excellent model for your children as well, especially when they see you and your spouse living it.

 

Let’s build marriages up any small way we can, starting with our own using this simple DIY marriage wall art.

Materials

 

Let’s build marriages up any small way we can, starting with our own using this simple DIY marriage wall art.

Step 1

Cover entire canvas with black acrylic paint, including the edges.

 

Let’s build marriages up any small way we can, starting with our own using this simple DIY marriage wall art.

Step 2

Once the paint has dried, write the word “MARRIAGE” vertically down the center of the canvas with your pencil.

Tip:

  • Start in the middle and work your way to the top and bottom of the canvas.  This will help you achieve more even spacing with your letters.

Step 3

Still using your pencil, write the remaining horizontal words on your canvas:

M EANS

p A rtnership

wo R king

fo R giveness

fr I endship

l A ughter

encoura G ement

(means, partnership, working, forgiveness, friendship, laughter, encouragement)

 

Let’s build marriages up any small way we can, starting with our own using this simple DIY marriage wall art.

Step 4

Carefully go over all of your letters with white paint.  It may require 2 or more coats.  Just continue adding coats of white paint over your letters until you achieve your desired look.

 

Let’s build marriages up any small way we can, starting with our own using this simple DIY marriage wall art.

Step 5

Stamp hearts onto the canvas, also with white.

Tips:

  • To keeps stamped images from being too heavy with paint, use a paint brush to put of thin layer on the stamp and then stamp on canvas.
  • Be sure to turn your stamp various directions when stamping (occasionally stamping partially off of the edge of the canvas) to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look.

Step 6

After paint has fully dried, create the distressed look using a dry brush technique.

Tips:

  • Dip your brush into the white paint then brush back and forth on a scrap piece of paper 2-3 times, leaving only a small amount of paint in the bristles.  Then brush onto canvas.
  • Brush over the entire canvas (including words and stamped images) during this step.

 

Step 7

Choose floral stems that match the décor in your home and glue them along the edges as pictured.  Try to arrange them in a way that does not cover the words on your painting.  If some flowers or leaves do cover your words, pull them back and glue them into place.

 

Let’s build marriages up any small way we can, starting with our own using this simple DIY marriage wall art.

This simple DIY can have such an impact.  Make one for your own home and make another to give as a beautiful wedding gift to newlyweds to help them start their marriage on the right path.  Let’s build marriages up any small way we can, starting with our own.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
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  • Very cute + very true! We don’t have kids but with my husband going back to school full-time + me working full-time…let’s just say we don’t always have a lot of quality time together.

    This DIY is such a sweet reminder!

    • Marie

      Thank you Kelly! School alone can eat up so much of your time between classes and homework… Here’s hoping you guys get some intentional and uninterrupted time together soon.

  • Love, love love love love it!!!
    Seriously I’m such a fan of this and think every married couple should have it hanging in their house! A lot of couples I know tend to forget how to do some of these things, and it’s like they compete with their spouse instead of working with them mostly… I’m now adding making my own “marriage” canvas to my ever growing list of DIY “To-Do’s!” 🙂

    • Marie

      I’m so glad you love it! I agree that every married couple needs this. Not only do couples begin to compete with their spouse they also get very caught up in “what is fair”. I hate that because “fair” is so subjective and what is fair to one will not seem fair to the other.

  • Very nice. The directions were very clear. I’m not married so I’d change the words to something else, but a very cool idea.

    • Marie

      Thanks, Janette! This makes a great gift if you know anyone who is getting married, too! I’d love to see what you do for yours!