All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love (click through for DIY details!)I've been making some major progress on our guest bedroom! Choosing and making decorations for that room has been a major treat. Today I want to share a simple DIY that creates the look of bleached type on denim without the mess or the chemicals! So we collaborated with Pentel to make this denim canvas art, since their white marker was the perfect alternative to get a cleaner bleached look.All You Need Is Love Art :step1Supplies: Thin denim fabric (works better on darker denim), clear spray sealer, Pentel white felt tip marker, white colored pencil, staple gun, and wooden stretcher bar. 

Spray your denim fabric with a few layers of clear sealer to help form a light coating on top of the fabric. Print a phrase on 13×19 inch paper. Place your print on a window and put your fabric over it so you can trace your letters onto the fabric with a white colored pencil.All You Need Is Love Art :step2Press your white market tip all the way down to get the paint flowing. Use the pen to trace over your white pencil lines by first making a series of small dots along the line and then tracing back over the line again with your paint pen. Let the paint lines dry and repeat with a second coat.All You Need Is Love Art :step31. To make the wooden frame, we used 18×24 stretcher bars and put some wood glue in their joints when we assembled them. Center your frame around your phrase on the back of your fabric and fold your fabric edge up and over the bottom edge of the frame. Use a staple gun to secure your folded fabric on the bottom and repeat on the top edge of the frame as you pull the fabric tight. 2. To complete the sides, fold the side corner in (like you would fold the corner on a present). 3. Pull the folded edge up on top of the frame and staple in place. 4. Continue on all four corners and finish by stapling the fabric sides onto the frame.All You Need Is Love (click through for DIY details!) What quote or song lyrics would you choose for your DIY art piece? xo. Elsie 

Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman. 

  • Love the idea! My piece will say, “I will NOT accept anything less, than what I DESERVE!” Thank you for this!

  • What a brilliant idea! Another favourite post after the Fabric Lined Built In Shelves 🙂

  • I have to try this! Thanks for another fab DIY. 🙂 –

  • Where did you get the heart with lights? or did you made it yourself? It’s really cute and I’d love to know how to make one 🙂

  • I love this idea, it looks so easy to make :)x

    Charlotte |

  • All I could think while reading this was, “What nail polish are you wearing?”

  • Very versatile idea that could be filled with just about any phrase or even a simple drawing!

  • Ooh loving this DIY 🙂 the heart light is AMAZING too!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • Ohhh!! I love this!! I would do this with Queen- You’re my best friend. It was the song that my husband and I walked out to after we got married.

  • Cool inspiration to wake up to every morning.

  • LOVE this project – the easy DIY, the colors, the font, the phrase – yep everything about it!

  • Love it! Thanks…

    I also love to make phrases like these in embroidery… Obviously it takes much longer, but that is surely very therapeutic… 🙂 Also I love the jeans-blue with the white. And would immediately love to combine it with Japanese embroidery, Sashiko…

    I had ‘I’m not for sale anymore’ in embroidery on my wall for a few years, from a lyric from Coco Rosie…
    Now i would go for either ‘Let your faith be bigger than your fear’ or
    ‘Every day I love you’… 🙂

    Love from The Netherlands, Annet

  • Nice!
    Did you make the heart shaped lighting as well?

    Have a nice day,

  • This looks great. I think I ought to make one saying “life is all about the journey” – my mantra.

  • Looks great!

    Try a straight line of washi tape to add some whimsy and hide that electrical cord!

  • Good question, I’ve actually been thinking about that too. I’m not sure. Great idea though!

  • So cute!

    I would do “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – William Shakespeare

    That’s exactly how it was for us. <3


  • This is really neat! I’d love to try it with floral or chevron, or maybe a funkier print. 🙂

  • Love this! Personally I would probably choose ‘Be a true heart, not a follower’ from Ed Sheerans ‘Grade 8’ or something coffee related 🙂

  • What a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  • I love that sign!

  • Oh, I think I’d choose “You’ve got the love”. That’s the Florence and the machine song I rocked down the aisle too! And it’s about the same length…craftiness could be on this weekend… Thanks for the cute tutorial & to Melinda for the stapling tip – I was wondering about getting it straight!

  • This is darling! How perfect and fun to do with a variety of phrases! So darn cute!

  • “What does ot kill you makes you stronger” 🙂

  • Hi Megan!
    It’s actually an Etsy find from this shop-

  • Hi Leslie!
    The red heart is from this Etsy shop-


  • This is oh so lovely! I adore it!

    xo, Juliette Laura

  • that’s really cool! If I were to DIY something like this, I’d probably do the line “I’ll always look out for you” from Sparks by coldplay.

  • I love the heart next to the “All you Need is Love”, can we get a tutorial on that?

  • Such a good idea!!!
    as I am a real coffee addict, i would print:
    saw this on pinterest and seems to be perfect for this DIY!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!! XXX Emilie

  • All you need is love… I adore bit of wisdom on my wall as you can see here:

    So very true!

    So: Love from Germany,

  • super awesome…the pentel markers look fun!

    i love the heart! where did you snag that cutie?

  • Fun art piece! I may need to try this. And I love the red heart light…where did you find it? 🙂

  • I love this idea. So easy to create and great for an autumn weather afternoon.
    I’m going to think about my quote…

  • Tip for wrapping the frame, when you center your image on the strecher bars, put a staple in the middle of each side, and work your way out, just in case you have an intricate image, you’re not making it look all out of sorts. If your image is not tight enough, pull the fabric (not too hard) with vice grips (they’re at Hobby Lobby) it’ll keep your image nice and tight like a canvas painting!

    Also, be careful when stapling! I have gotten myself a few times and they sure do hurt!


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