A Budget DIY Project
This DIY Valentine’s Day Craft is an easy wood project that you can make out of scrap wood or new. This tutorial includes a template for your hearts.
I loved the trio of red bells that I’ve used on the porch for Christmas and I decided a trio of red hearts would be a fun way to decorate for Valentine’s Day.
DIY Valentine’s Day Craft Supplies
For this Valentine’s Day Craft, I used a scrap piece of 8 x 1 inch pine wood. If you are purchasing new wood, you will need a 8″ x 2′ x 1″ piece of pine for one swag.
Design Your Pattern
If you prefer, you can design your pattern or download this template for your convenience.
You can make your hearts any size that works for you. I used 3 different size hearts for this craft project.
Trace your design onto the wood. I decided to make two swags so you will see double the hearts on my board.
Add age to the wood hearts
In order to make the hearts look older, I mixed black chalk paint with 50% water and did a quick wash over the Valentine’s hearts.
Paint Valentine’s Day Craft
Next, you can paint your Valentine’s Day Hearts any color you wish. Mine are painted red with a coat of wax to seal. You can use a spray sealer if you prefer.
How to Hang the DIY Valentine’s Day Project
If you want to hang your hearts, you will need small screw eyes and jute rope. You can drill a small pilot hole into the side of the heart so the screw eye can be easily attached.
Tip: I used a nail & hammer to tap a small hole and it worked like a charm.
Finally, add one eye hook to each heart at the top of one side. This allows the hearts to hang slightly sideways.
I added an approx. location to add the eye screws on the template. My placement allows the hearts to hang in the position I desired.
You should to play around with the length of your jute rope, depending on how you want your hearts to hang. Be sure to leave plenty of excess rope until you have everything adjusted. Tie a knot at the top of your jute rope to connect the hearts together.
I originally used the heart swag on my guest bedroom door for this Guest Bedroom Valentine’s Day Tour.
Then I added DIY Valentine’s Day Craft Swags to the front porch for winter. See 5 Budget Friendly Winter Porch Ideas here.
In addition, you can see the Scrap Fabric Heart Pillow here.
The swags look great all around the house. The forced blooms are showing up big time. See How to Force Blooms in Winter here.
- 8" x 2' x 1" Board or scape wood - for one swag
- Black Chalk Paint
- Red Chalk Paint
- 3 Eye Screws
- Jute Twine
- Scroll Saw
- Belt Sander
- Print the template for the 3 hearts. Download here.
- Cut the hearts out and trace onto the wood board or scraps
- Cut the hearts using a scroll saw
- Sand the edges of the hearts with belt sander until smooth.
- Remove any dust with a tack cloth
- Paint the hearts with a 50/50 mix black chalk paint and water (allow to dry)
- Paint with red chalk paint. one or two coats.
- Once dry, add clear wax to seal and buff until smooth.
- Add eye hooks to center of each heart
- Add Jute Twine in a variety of lengths to the eye hooks
You can paint your hearts with any color of paint that you desire.
If you would like to move your heart swag to different areas, leave the jute twine long so you can adjust the placement of each heart.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.
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