DIY License Plate Heart

Happy Thursday, Diy-ers!

I thought it was time I showed a little bit of Minnesota pride (even though it is currently snowing and it's almost May!)
If you've discovered anything about me, you know that I have a little trouble with am unable to throw anything away... This sometimes works in my favor like in this case, when I have two spare MN license plates that have been sitting in my house (for 2 + years) just waiting to be turned into something fun! :)
Check out my step-by-step DIY below to find out how to make your own framed license plate!

Make one for yourself or for a friend living out of state!


Supplies:
License Plate - I had mine from when I received new license plates but you can buy them online or ask friends/family if they have a spare!!
Snips - You can purchase these at Home Depot, Menards, etc.  
Permanent Marker - This does not need to be black, just needs to show up on the back of your license plate!

For the Frame (Not Pictured):
Color Coordinating Frame
Hot Glue Gun 
White Card Stock or Poster Board (that will fit into frame)

P.S. Please note that I used two different license plates for this project so the end project may look a little different than in the steps. 
Don't worry, I used these steps for both DIYs!

Step One: Using the free heart template, line up on front of license plate and decide which part of the license plate you want. On a flat surface, flip plate onto the back and carefully trace the template. 


Step Two: Using your snips, carefully cut along the line. Be cautious of sharp edges! It was helpful to bend the discarded part of the license plate back while cutting [see left side of picture, to the left of the snips]!!



Step Three: Take your frame and turn over.  Remove the picture and glass. Replace with a sheet of white card stock or poster board. 


Step Four: Using a generous amount of hot glue, coat the back of your license plate heart. Move quickly as hot glue dries fast. Place heart in the middle of the frame and hold for 30 seconds.



That's it!  
What did you think of this DIY? 

This makes the perfect gift for a friend who lives out of state and can even be a *hint* to tell him or her to move back home! ;)

XOXO, Karly

3 comments :

  1. SO CREATIVE!

    I LOVE YOUR KEEN ATTENTION TO DETAIL, AND THE OVERALL LOOK!

    Great!

    Steph
    www.socialspying.com

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    1. Thanks, Steph!! This is my favorite DIY to date!! :)

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  2. Nice sharing :) This is one of my favorite posts that you've done. Edward Gelber, M.D., Board-Certified Psychiatrist in Brooklyn

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